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Apostolic Vicariate of

Northern Arabia

Kuwait Kuwait, Bahrain Bahrain, Qatar Qatar, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Continent: Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate

Area: 2,179,846 km²

Population: 2,553,945 Catholics (6.4% of 39,762,819 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Jerusalem (←), Baghdad (↖), Isfahan (↗), Southern Arabia (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Our Lady of Arabia (2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time)

Statistics: 11 parishes, 54 priests (12 diocesan, 42 religious), 2 deacons, 61 lay religious (43 brothers, 18 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

Websites: LinkLink

History


Special Churches

All Churches (6)

Jerusalem (←), Baghdad (↖), Isfahan (↗), Southern Arabia (↘)

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2011.05.31 – ...):Bishop Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J. (73)Bishop Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J. (73)

Titular Bishop of Arna

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Northern Arabia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J. (73)Bishop Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J. (73)Permalink
(2011.05.31 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia (Kuwait)
Titular Bishop of Arna

In verbo tuo

Born:1944.06.24 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1969.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:2005.09.02

Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait (Kuwait) (2005.07.14 – 2011.05.31)

Titular Bishop of Arna (2005.07.14 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia (Kuwait) (2011.05.31 – ...)

Vicars Apostolic of Kuwait (Roman Rite)

Bishop Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J. (73)Bishop Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J. (73)Permalink
(2005.07.14 – 2011.05.31)

(see above)

Bishop Francis George Adeodatus Micallef, O.C.D.Permalink
(1981.11.05 – 2005.07.14)

Magnus Deus noster

Born:1928.12.17 (Malta)
Ordained Priest:1954.05.09
Consecrated Bishop:1982.01.06
Died:2018.01.03 († 89)

Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait (Kuwait) (1981.11.05 – 2005.07.14)

Titular Bishop of Tinisa in Proconsulari (1981.11.05 – 2018.01.03)

Bishop Victor León Esteban San Miguel y Erce, O.C.D.Permalink
(1976.05.31 – 1981.11.05)

Born:1904.04.21 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1928.06.01
Consecrated Bishop:1976.07.16
Died:1995.04.04 († 90)

Apostolic Administrator of Kuwait (Kuwait) (1966.03.17 – 1976.05.31)

Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait (Kuwait) (1976.05.31 – 1981.11.05)

Titular Bishop of Rusubbicari (1976.05.31 – 1995.04.04)

Fr. Victor León Esteban San Miguel y Erce, O.C.D. (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1966.03.17 – 1976.05.31)

Bishop Ubaldo Teofano Stella, O.C.D.Permalink
(1954.12.02 – 1966.03)

Born:1910.07.14 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1932.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1955.10.03
Died:1978.11.09 († 68)

Prefect Apostolic of Kuwait (Kuwait) (1953.06.29 – 1954.12.02)

Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait (Kuwait) (1954.12.02 – 1966.03)

Titular Bishop of Antæopolis (1955.06.04 – 1978.11.09)

Prefects Apostolic of Kuwait (Roman Rite)

Fr. Ubaldo Teofano Stella, O.C.D. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1953.06.29 – 1954.12.02)

(see above)


as of 2018.05.26

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