H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj
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Pastoral Letter: YEAR OF THE CHURCH - II
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Pastoral Letter: YEAR OF THE CHURCH
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Statement of the Conference of
Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions (CELRA)


The annual meeting of The Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions was held from September 30 to October 4, 2014 at Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), with the participation of Bishops from the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Djibouti and Somalia. The Bishops studied and discussed three themes: Peace and Reconciliation, Migration, and Family. A communiqué was released at the end of the meeting. [Click here to learn more...]


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Vicariate News & Events Global Catholic News

Apostolic Nunciature, Sep 10, 2014
New Appointment

We welcome Msgr. Andriy Maksymovych, the new Deputy and Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Kuwait. Please click here for Msgr. Andriy's biography.

Apostolic Nunciature, Sep 10, 2014
Farewell to to Msgr. Ionut Paul Strejac

We bid farewell to Msgr. Ionut Paul Strejac, Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature (from July 2011 to July 2014) and wish him the very best in his next appointment.

Bishop's Office, Sep 2, 2014
Clergy Appointment (Kuwait)

We welcome Fr. Xavier Marian D'Souza, OFM Cap. to our Vicariate. He has been assigned to Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi.
Fr. Xavier's Biography

Bishop's Office, Sep 2, 2014
Clergy Transfer (Kuwait)

Fr. Gaspar Fernandes, OFM Cap. has been transferred to Bahrain. We thank Fr. Gaspar for his years of service to the Church in Kuwait and wish him God's abundant blessings in his new appointment.

Bishop's Office, Aug 17, 2014
Clergy Transfer (Kuwait)

Fr. Adel Nasr has been transferred. We thank Fr. Adel Nasr for his years of service to the Vicariate and wish him God's abundant blessings in his new endeavours.

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. 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


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October is dedicated to
1. The Holy Angels

St. Michael, the Archangel, Protect us!If we only understood their perfection and closeness to God, we would be drawn to venerate and love the holy Angels for their excellence and power, remembering, besides, how much they love us and with what care they guard our beings. It makes good sense to venerate the Angels, especially our Guardian Angel; to cultivate their friendship, to thank them and to ask their help on every occasion ...

2. The Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary given at Fatima"The Rosary is of the greatest value, not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fátima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God." (Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fátima).

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