H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj
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Pastoral Letter: YEAR OF THE CHURCH
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Journal: Oasis

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Pope Francis: Angelus Appeal for Peace in Iraq, Gaza

Chaldean Patriarch, Papal Envoy appeal for international aid


Homilies of the Apostolic Nuncio, His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič
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Vicariate News & Events Global Catholic News

Vicariate News, May 31, 2014
Blessing of the foundation stone of the new Cathedral

The Rite of Blessing of the foundation stone of the new Cathedral was held on May 31, 2014, during the Eucharistic Celebration at the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation in Awali, Bahrain. The foundation stone taken from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, is a gift offered by the Holy Father to our Vicariate as a sign of profound union with the Universal Church. The occasion marks the start of construction work of the Cathedral in Awali. Learn more ...

Vicariate News, May 9, 2014
H.L. Bishop Francis Micallef Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Felicitations to H.L. Bishop Francis Micallef (Former Apostolic Vicar of Kuwait) on the Occasion of his 60th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood! Click here to read the messages

Site Update, April 9, 2014
KUWAIT: "Dinner for a Cause"

The proceeds of this event will go towards the building fund of the new Cathedral in Bahrain. Limited Entry Passes! Click here to learn more

Site Update, March 8, 2014
KUWAIT: Download Form for Reservation of Classrooms & Halls

The newly updated form for the reservation of classrooms & halls is available for download here.

Site Update, March 8, 2014
KUWAIT: Download Choir Form for Weddings & Other Occasions

The newly updated choir form for weddings and other occasions is available for download here.

Vicariate News, March 8, 2014
KUWAIT: Handel's "Messiah" to be staged in Kuwait

"Messiah" - the Sacred Oratorio conducted by St. Thomas MTC Choir will be presented for a special cause i.e to raise funds for the Our Lady of Arabia Cathedral in Bahrain. Click here for more information.

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August is dedicated to
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Immaculate Heart of Mary, Be our Hope and our SalvationHonouring Mary's Immaculate Heart is another way of honour- ing Mary as Mother of God, recognising her extraordinary holiness and her immense love for Jesus. This devotion aims to unite mankind to God through Mary's heart through consecration and reparation, that, true peace and justice among nations may be re-established.
"We entrust, O Mary, and con- secrate the whole world to your Immaculate Heart!"

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"O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Arabia and our Patroness! To you we offer up our prayers for the needs of the Church here and throughout the world. Help us to remain one with your Son Jesus and united amongst ourselves, so that we may be true witnesses for Christ in our daily lives and that the Lord's blessings of peace and harmony be within our families and communities always. Trusting in your maternal intercession, we beseech you to hear our humble prayers and grant us the graces we seek... so that we may give glory to God forever. Amen. Our Lady of Arabia, pray for us!"

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