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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. Xavier Marian D'Souza, OFM Cap.

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

. Rev. Fr. Xavier Marian D'souza, OFM Cap ....


Birth Date :  12 March 1983
Ordained Priest :  30 January 2012
Joined the Vicariate :  2 September 2014
E-mail:  marianza123 - at -

Fr. Xavier Marian was born on March 12, 1983 in Anjuna, Goa. He is the son of Ana Maria and John Thomas D'Souza.

Fr. Xavier joined the Capuchins in the year 1998. After completing his priestly studies, he was ordained a priest on 30th January 2012 in his native parish St. Michael Church, Anjuna.

His priestly formation was in Goa, Mangalore and Bangalore. He made his religious commitment to the Lord through his First Profession on 16th May 2003, and later his Solemn Profession on 2nd May 2012.

While procuring a Bachelor in Philosophy in Bangalore from 2004 - 2007, he also obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the Karnatak University, Karnataka. He completed his Bachelor in Theology while studying in Bangalore from 2008 - 2011.

Fr. Xavier is talented in music. He is dynamic, hardworking and a very good preacher.

With all vigour and enthusiasm he carried out his responsibilities right from his first appointment at Our Lady of Victory Church, Revora. He worked for 2 years as Assistant to the Parish Priest and as Assistant Parochial Administrator. At the same time he rendered his service as Provincial Secretary for a year. He has now been asked to assist the Church in Kuwait. He has been assigned to the Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi.

Fr. Xavier celebrates Mass in 2 languages: English and Konkani.

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