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Pastoral Letter: THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY
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H.L. Bishop Camillo's
Pastoral Letter: In the Vineyard of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia - A Decade After

Pastoral Letter: In the Vineyard of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia: A Decade After
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-St. Daniel Comboni
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AVONA WELCOMES HIS GRACE ARCHBISHOP FRANCISCO M. PADILLA, APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO THE ARABIAN PENINSULA

We are very happy to announce that the Holy Father has appointed His Grace Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, Titular Archbishop of Nebbio as Apostolic Nuncio to the State of Kuwait and Apostolic Delegate to the Arabian Peninsula. The appointment was made public on April 5, 2016. We warmly welcome the Archbishop to the region and pray and wish him every success in his role making present the person of the Holy Father to the faithful and the peoples of the different countries of the peninsula.
[Biography of His Grace Archbishop Francisco Padilla]



FR. GABRIEL DIAS, OCD, PASSES AWAY IN GOA

We regret to inform our parishioners in Kuwait of the passing away of Fr. Gabriel Dias, OCD, on July 20, 2016 at the age of 61. May his soul rest in peace. The funeral will take place on Friday at 4:00 pm in Margao, Goa.

Fr. Gabriel served in the Cathedral and Salmiya parishes of Kuwait from 1994 to 2001. He celebrated the 25th aniversary of his priestly ordination last year.

We convey our deep condolences to his family and the Discalced Carmelite Fathers.



COAT OF ARMS OF THE APOSTOLIC VICARIATE OF NORTHERN ARABIA

The Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia has launched a new coat of arms to identify the Vicariate on documents, etc.

The arms is comprised of a shield, surmounted by a bishop’s mitre, cross and crozier. The four colours on the shield represent the four countries of our Vicariate: red (Bahrain), green (Saudi), dark brown (Qatar) and black (Kuwait). Over all, the letter 'M' is inscribed to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary, in her title of Our Lady of Arabia, to whom our Vicariate is dedicated.



Vicariate News & Events Global Catholic News

Bishop's Office, June 30, 2016
Obituary - Archbishop Giuseppe De Andrea Passes Away at 86

With deep sadness I wish to inform the faithful that His Grace Archbishop Giuseppe De Andrea passed away yesterday evening in Rome at the age of 86... Continue

Bishop's Office, June 25, 2016
H.L. Bishop Camillo's Letter concerning Fr. Luis Camacho

Dear Parishioners, may the peace of Christ be with you. In my recent visit to some parishes.... Continue

Bishop's Office, Dec 25, 2015
H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin's Christmas & New Year Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, first and foremost, let me wish you all a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year, in the Lord. These wishes are routinely repeated every year... Continue

Bishop's Office, Dec 2015
Kuwait Clergy Transfer

Fr. (Dr.) John Padipurackal left Kuwait for his new appointment. Our sincere gratitude to Father John. We wish him God's abundant blessings in his ministry.

Bishop's Office, Dec 2015
Bahrain Cathedral Update from H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin MCCJ

Dear brothers and sisters, Peace be with you. Surely you are asking yourselves at what point is the project of the Cathedral in Bahrain. I am happy to inform you ...  [Continue]

Site Update, Dec 5, 2015
Kuwait: Marriage Preparation Course Schedule

The MPC Schedule for the year 2016 is available here.


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August is dedicated to
the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Be our Hope and our SalvationHonouring Mary's Immaculate Heart is another way of honour- ing Mary as Mother of God, recognising her extraordinary holiness and her immense love for Jesus. This devotion aims to unite mankind to God through Mary's heart through consecration and reparation, that, true peace and justice among nations may be re-established.
"We entrust, O Mary, and con- secrate the whole world to your Immaculate Heart!"

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"O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Arabia and our Patroness! To you we offer up our prayers for the needs of the Church here and throughout the world. Help us to remain one with your Son Jesus and united amongst ourselves, so that we may be true witnesses for Christ in our daily lives and that the Lord's blessings of peace and harmony be within our families and communities always. Trusting in your maternal intercession, we beseech you to hear our humble prayers and grant us the graces we seek... so that we may give glory to God forever. Amen. Our Lady of Arabia, pray for us!"

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