H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj
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Pastoral Letter (2014-2015)

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

I am already your Father and you are my children ...Your good shall be mine, and your sufferings shall be mine too.

-St. Daniel Comboni

September 2, 2015
Hearty Congratulations and Prayerful Wishes
to H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin mccj, on the
occasion of the 10th Anniversary of
His Episcopal Ordination

H.L. Bishop Camillo's Pastoral Letter (2015-2016) entitled "The Holy Year of Mercy" comes to us on this special occasion and well before the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy which will begin on 8th December, so that we can better understand the teaching of the Pope in the Bull of Indiction of the Year of Mercy. H.L. Bishop Camillo's letter is rich by way of comments and relevant quotations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Click the link below to download the document....

Bishop Camillo's Pastoral Letter (2015-2016) "The Holy Year of Mercy"

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Vicariate News & Events Global Catholic News

Bishop's Office, July 10, 2015
65th Conference of CELRA

The sixty-fifth meeting of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions(CELRA) took place at the Franciscan convent of the Holy Cross in Nicosia (Cyprus), from July 6 to 9, 2015, with the participation of bishops coming from the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Djibouti and Somalia. Following is the statement put forth at the Conference. Click here to learn more.

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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"Dinner For A Cause"
Kuwait, Nov 19, 2015

"Home Sweet Home"
Bahrain, Oct 8 & 9, 2015

September is dedicated to
1. The Holy Cross

The Son of Man must be lifted upWhoever believes in Him, whoever sees in the Cross and in the Crucified One, the Redeemer of the world, whoever looks with faith on the redemptive death of Jesus on the Cross, finds in Him the power of eternal life!

2. Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of SorrowsThe title "Our Lady of Sorrows" focuses on Mary's intense suffering during the passion and death of Christ. "The Seven Dolors," refers to the seven swords that pierced the Heart of Mary.

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