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TimelineThe Vicariate of Kuwait is now the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia which includes Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The decree from the Holy See came into effect on May 31, 2011.





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Rev. Fr. Ivan Anthony Perera

"Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchiz'edek." -- Hebrews 5:6

. Rev. Fr. Ivan Anthony Perera ....

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Birth Date :  9 February 1965
Ordained Priest :  21 July 1990
Joined the Vicariate :  4 April 2013
E-mail:  ivanperera88 - at - gmail.com

Fr. Ivan was born on 9th February 1965. He belongs to the Diocese of Chilaw in Sri Lanka.

He did his priestly studies at the National Seminary in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Fr. Ivan served as Assistant Parish Priest in four parishes in Sri Lanka.

1. Wennappuwa (one year)
2. Puttalam (one year)
3. Katuneriya (one year)
4. Bolawatta (one year)

He served as Parish Priest in two parishes.

1. Thummodara ( 3 years)
2. Kalpitiya ( 5 years)

Fr. Ivan was then sent to Rome for higher studies. He studied missiology at the Urbano University for three years. After his studies, he served as the Director of St. Anthony's Institute of Higher Studies and the “Tec Vithanika” Technical Training Centre (2005-2013). During these years, he also served as the youth director of the diocese for 3 years (2005-2008).

Father Ivan joined the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia on 4th April, 2013 and has been assigned to the Holy Family Cathedral Parish in Kuwait City.





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