Antioch Protestant Church

Eastern Mediterranean

In Antakya's Old Town, this prominent Protestant church was built by the French in 1860 and once served as the French Consulate. Today it is managed by the Kwanglim Methodist Church in Seoul, Korea, and is testament to the city's ecumenical (and international) culture.

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