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A view of the exterior of St. Paul's Church in Konya.

St. Paul's Church in Konya is located to the south of the Alaeddin Hill and was built by Assumptionist priests, this Roman Catholic church was made of cut Sille stone of Konya and completed in 1910. The church, which was fermented [?] with the city's stone and soil, has survived to the present day as a concrete example of the great Sufi tradition based on tolerance. The church, which attracts great attention with its Gothic style façade, is frequently visited by Christian communities who want to see the places and regions where St. Paul, who visited Konya as part of his first missionary trip, [and probably the 2nd and 3rd] and is named after him. A clergyman from Italy informs the visitors in the church.

St. Paul’s Church stands out today as the only surviving church within the provincial borders of Konya and maintaining its function. All other churches were destroyed or converted into mosques, eventually losing their functions.

St. Paul’s Church was last restored in 1963. The church continues to impress its visitors and the believers with its well-kept exterior, the depiction of Last Supper, and the statue of the Virgin Mary positioned close to the altar.

The above text is from "goKonya" and can be found Here.