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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. Gaspar Fernandes, OFM Cap.

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

. Rev. Fr. Gaspar Fernandes, OFM Cap ....

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Birth Date :  29 May 1972
Ordained Priest :  14 May 2003
Joined the Vicariate :  9 December 2009
Re-Joined the Vicariate :  18 November 2022
E-mail:  gaspar4cap - at - gmail.com

Fr. Gaspar was born on 29th May 1972, in Mumbai and was baptised shortly after, at Gloria Church, Byculla.

He grew up in Goa. He did his Priestly studies in Goa, Mangalore, Bangalore and Mysore.

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Mysore University.

He made his final profession on 12th May, 2001. On 14th May, 2003, he was ordained Priest of the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor (OFM Cap.) by Bishop (now, Archbishop) Filip Neri Ferrao at his parish church of St. Thomas, Aldona, Bardez, Goa.

Soon after his ordination, Father was assigned to Monte De Guirim, where he helped in the boarding school till 2006.

On 2nd May, 2006, Father Gaspar was sent to the Vicariate Apostolic of Arabia, where he served as Assistant Parish Priest in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Doha, Qatar until 6th Dec, 2009.

Father Gaspar joined the Vicariate of Kuwait on 9th Dec, 2009.

He was Parish Priest of the Holy Family Cathedral Parish in Kuwait City from 22nd January 2010 till 19th October 2012.

On 19th October 2012, Father Gaspar transferred to the Parish of Our Lady of Arabia, Ahmadi.

On 7th October 2012, he was appointed Procurator of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. He worked tirelessly for the construction of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Bahrain.

In 2014, he transferred to Goa and was attached to St. Anthony Friary in Valpoi.

Father Gaspar has re-joined the Vicariate of Northern Arabia. He was installed as Parish Priest of Holy Family Co-Cathedral on 18th November 2022 by H.E. Bishop Paul Hinder OFM Cap., Apostolic Administrator of Northern Arabia.

Father Gaspar celebrates Mass in 5 languages: KOREAN, SPANISH, URDU, KONKANI AND ENGLISH.





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