H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj
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Pastoral Letter: YEAR OF THE CHURCH - II
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On the Mission Trail with H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj


Journal: Oasis

The Journal: OASIS seeks to facilitate understanding and dialogue and minimize conflicts between people of different ethnicities, cultures and religions...

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Quotes of the Saints

With all my soul I thank the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, who have raised me up to the honour and blessing of being allowed to drink from a bitter chalice, firm in the hope that this will help towards my salvation.

-St. Daniel Comboni
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Bishop's Office, Jun 17, 2015
Kuwait: Fr. Francis Kharjia, SDB Passes Away

With deep sadness in our hearts we announce the passing away of our beloved Priest and friend, Father Francis Kharjia, SDB on June 17th, 2015. May God grant his soul eternal rest. Fr. Francis served as Director at IEAS (Don Bosco's School, Salmiya, Kuwait) and was attached to the parish church of St. Thérèse, Salmiya.

Apostolic Nunciature, May 26, 2015
Holy Father's Message for 2015 World Mission Day

The full text of the Holy Father's Message is available in the following languages:

English | French | Italian | German | Spanish | Portuguese

Bishop's Office, Apr 24, 2015
Kuwait: New Clergy Appointment

Fr. Paul Valiyaveetil M., OFM Cap. has been appointed Asst. Parish Priest at St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh. Click [here] for Fr. Paul's biography.

Bishop's Office, Apr 15, 2015
Kuwait: New Clergy Appointment

Fr. Johnson Arasseril, OFM Cap. has been appointed Asst. Parish Priest at Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi. Click [here] for Fr. Johnson's biography.

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the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Precious Blood, Ocean of Divine Mercy: flow out upon us!In honouring the Blood of Jesus, we honour the price of our redemption. The Blood of the risen, glorified, living Body of Christ in heaven is made present on our altars by the words of Consecration. How fortunate we are to have Divine Blood so near to us, to offer it to the heavenly Father for the sins of the whole world!
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