Archeologists find oldest Catholic church


Amman, Jun. 10, 2008 - The Jordan Times reports that a group of archeologists have unearthed the world's oldest Catholic church in Rihab, Jordan.

The church, which was built underground, dates to somewhere between 33 and 70 AD. Rihab is located about 30 miles east of the Jordan River and a roughly equal distance north of the Jordanian capital, Amman. The region is home to 30 other ancient churches.