H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj
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Pastoral Letter: THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
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H.L. Bishop Camillo's
Pastoral Letter: In the Vineyard of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia - A Decade After

Pastoral Letter: In the Vineyard of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia: A Decade After
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Quotes of the Saints

I seem to see you on your knees begging the good God to crown my labours and worries with an abundant harvest. Blessed be the Lord, who knows how to apply the balsam of comfort to every wound.

-St. Daniel Comboni
Daily Liturgical Calendar Lectionary

VIA LUCIS (THE STATIONS OF THE LIGHT)



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APPOINTMENT OF NEW APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO THE ARABIAN PENINSULA

We are very happy to announce that the Holy Father has appointed His Grace Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, Titular Archbishop of Nebbio as Apostolic Nuncio to the State of Kuwait and Apostolic Delegate to the Arabian Peninsula. The appointment was made public on April 5, 2016. We warmly welcome the Archbishop to the region and pray and wish him every success in his role making present the person of the Holy Father to the faithful and the peoples of the different countries of the peninsula.
[Biography of His Grace Archbishop Francisco Padilla]



COAT OF ARMS OF THE APOSTOLIC VICARIATE OF NORTHERN ARABIA

The Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia has launched a new coat of arms to identify the Vicariate on documents, etc.

The arms is comprised of a shield, surmounted by a bishop’s mitre, cross and crozier. The four colours on the shield represent the four countries of our Vicariate: red (Bahrain), green (Saudi), dark brown (Qatar) and black (Kuwait). Over all, the letter 'M' is inscribed to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary, in her title of Our Lady of Arabia, to whom our Vicariate is dedicated.



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Vicariate News & Events Global Catholic News

Bishop's Office, Dec 25, 2015
H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin's Christmas & New Year Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, first and foremost, let me wish you all a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year, in the Lord. These wishes are routinely repeated every year... Continue

Bishop's Office, Dec 2015
Kuwait Clergy Transfer

Fr. (Dr.) John Padipurackal left Kuwait for his new appointment. Our sincere gratitude to Father John. We wish him God's abundant blessings in his ministry.

Bishop's Office, Dec 2015
Bahrain Cathedral Update from H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin MCCJ

Dear brothers and sisters, Peace be with you. Surely you are asking yourselves at what point is the project of the Cathedral in Bahrain. I am happy to inform you ...  [Continue]

Site Update, Dec 5, 2015
Kuwait: Marriage Preparation Course Schedule

The MPC Schedule for the year 2016 is available here.

Bishop's Office, Dec 2015
Kuwait: Clergy Appointment

Fr. Peter P. Mathew , OFM Cap. has been appointed Parish Priest of St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh. Click [here] for Fr. Peter's biography.

Bishop's Office, Nov 2015
Kuwait Clergy Transfer

Fr. Andrew Francis OFM Cap. left Kuwait for his new appointment. Fr. Paul Valiyaveetil M., OFM Cap. has been transferred from the Abbasiya Parish to the Cathedral. Our sincere gratitude to both the Fathers and we wish them God's abundant blessings in their ministry.

Bishop's Office, Sept 2015
Kuwait Clergy Appointment

Fr. Derrick Misquitta, SDB re-joined the Vicariate in September. Father is attached to the Salmiya Parish for his priestly ministry. Fr. Derrick's Biography


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1. The Holy Eucharist

April is dedicated to the Holy EucharistThe most fundamental question to ask about the Blessed Sacrament is, "Who is the Holy Eucharist?" And the correct answer is: The Holy Eucharist is Jesus Christ. There is more behind this answer than many Catholics realize. [more in this article]

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