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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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The Salesians of Don Bosco (Profile of Clergy)


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


Fr. Lionel B. REV. FR. LIONEL BRAGANZA, SDB

Birth Date :  19 July 1951
Ordained Priest :  19 December 1981
Joined the Vicariate :  1 May 2004
E-Mail :  leobragy - at - yahoo.co.in

Fr. Felix REV. FR. FRANCISCO (FRANCO) PEREIRA, SDB

Birth Date :  25 October 1967
Ordained Priest :  20 December 1997
Joined the Vicariate :  13 May 2009
E-Mail :  pereira67frank - at - gmail.com

Fr. Blany Pinto REV. FR. BLANY PINTO, SDB

Birth Date :  7 December 1967
Ordained Priest :  22 December 1996
Joined the Vicariate :  17 April 2011
E-Mail : blanypinto7 - at - gmail.com

Fr. Johnson Nedumpurath REV. FR. JOHNSON NEDUMPURATH, SDB

Birth Date :  5 February 1968
Ordained Priest :  1 January 2000
Joined the Vicariate :  20 Feb 2015
E-Mail :  johnsonsdb - at - gmail.com

Fr. Derrick M. REV. FR. DERRICK MISQUITTA, SDB

Birth Date :  8 February 1958
Ordained Priest :  18 December 1993
Joined the Vicariate :  27 May 2000
Transferred :  May 2007
Re-Joined the Vicariate :  September 2015


HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:

In response, particularly to the invitation of the local Catholic Bishop Francis Micallef, OCD, and the large community of Indians settled in Kuwait, the Salesians of Don Bosco had been negotiating for an educational presence here, since June 1998. The responsibility of establishing this presence in the Gulf region was entrusted to the Province of Mumbai, by the late Rector Major, Fr. Juan Vecchi, who provided all the necessary financial assistance and encouragement, through the Councillor for the Missions, Fr. Luciano Odorico.

Under the Sponsorship of Brigadier Mohammed Juma, the required permission for establishing a school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, India, was finally obtained on 17 March, 2002. The approved name of the school is Indian English Academy School. It is situated in Salmiya, which has a big Indian population.

On 6 April, 2002, the gates of Indian English Academy School opened to welcome its first batch of 350 students. The students are mainly expatriate children from the different states of India, from Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines and the Arab world (Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen) and of course, a few from Kuwait, as well. The two Salesian pioneers, Fr. Donald Fernandez, SDB, as Principal and Fr. Derrick Misquitta, SDB, as administrator got off to a good start with the assistance of a select teaching and administrative staff from India and some who were locally engaged.

As elsewhere, the reputation of Don Bosco, the Educator has spread far and wide here. Don Bosco Past Pupils from various countries are residents in Kuwait and have certainly brought credit to the Salesian method of education through the witness of their own lives and their enthusiasm to help out during the pioneering stage.

Learn more about the work of the Salesian Fathers in Kuwait:
http//www.catholic-church.org/kuwait/sdb.htm

Contact e-mail address:
donboscoQ8@hotmail.com





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