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Pastoral Letter: THE VIRGIN MARY OUR MOTHER
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Vicariate News, Nov 24, 2016
Father Ben is One Among “The Priestly Hundredfold” of His Small Parish in the Philippines.

Father Ben Barrameda of Salmiya Parish recently had the honour to be present at the “Centuplex” celebration with the former bishops, priests and parishioners of his home parish in the Philippines. [Read More]

Vicariate News, Oct 21, 2016
Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Padilla Celebrates the Ruby Jubilee of His Priestly Ordination

21st October 2016 marks a significant milestone for our beloved Nuncio, His Grace Archbishop Francisco Padilla, who is celebrating the Ruby Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood. The Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia convey their hearty congratulations and prayerful wishes on this occasion to His Grace, and pray for God's continued blessings on his ministry!

Bishop's Office, Sept 21, 2016
Kuwait: Clergy Appointment

Fr. Binoy Kochukarikathil (Thomas) has been appointed as Assistant Parish Priest for the Syro-Malankara Community at St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh. [Biography]

Vicariate News, Sept 18, 2016
'Monthi Fest' Celebrations in AVONA

Photo Reports from AVONA:
BAHRAIN: Sacred Heart Parish
KUWAIT: Holy Family Cathedral Parish
KUWAIT: Our Lady of Arabia Parish
KUWAIT: St. Thérèse Parish, Salmiya
KUWAIT: St. Daniel Comboni Parish
QATAR: Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Vicariate News, Sept 2, 2016
H.L. Bishop Camillo Celebrates the 11th Anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination

H.L. Bishop Camillo released his new Pastoral Letter, The Virgin Mary, Our Mother to mark the occasion of his 11th Anniversary. The Clergy, Religious and Faithful of Northern Arabia convey their hearty congratulations and prayerful wishes to Beloved Bishop Camillo on his Anniversary and wish him God's continued blessings of good health and happiness! Ad Multos Annos!

Vicariate News, July 20, 2016
Obituary - Fr. Gabriel Dias, OCD, Passed Away in Goa on July 20, 2016

We regret to inform our parishioners in Kuwait of the passing away of Fr. Gabriel Dias, OCD, in Goa, at the age of 61. 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. May his soul rest in peace.

Bishop's Office, June 25, 2016
AVONA Welcomes the New Apostolic Nuncio to Kuwait

The Vicariate of Northern Arabia warmly welcomes 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... Biography of His Grace Archbishop Francisco Padilla


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