IN KUWAIT, BAHRAIN AND QATAR
At the invitation of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, from 3rd to 6th November 2022 His Holiness Pope Francis embarked on a historic Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, as a pilgrim of peace and promoter of dialogue between East and West.
The principal function of the Apostolic Nunciature is daily to make stronger and more effective the bonds of unity that exist between the Holy Father and particular churches. It is also the special function of the Apostolic Nuncio to promote and foster relations between the Apostolic See and the authorities of the state
Pope Francis and the Holy See
THE POPE AND HIS DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY
From the point of view of International Law, the Holy See - or Apostolic See - consists of the person of the Supreme Pontiff, the Pope, in his capacity as head of the Catholic Church.
The Holy See is a subject of International Law...
The diplomatic mission to Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar
A DIALOGUE OF OVER 50 YEARS
Kuwait was notably the first member of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to develop diplomatic ties with the Holy See. Official diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the State of Kuwait were formalized...
Human fraternity for world peace and living together
ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY CALL FOR PEACE
On 4 February 2019, in Abu Dhabi, His Holiness Pope Francis and Grand Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, signed the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. This joint declaration is a strong call to overcome indifference and divisions, to rediscover ourselves as brothers in order to promote justice and peace, guaranteeing human rights and religious freedom...
The Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
THE PRESENCE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN
Christianity came to the Arabian Peninsula as early as the fourth century after the birth of Christ. In recent years, archaeological excavations have brought to light the remains of very old Christian churches in various locations in the Gulf, dating back to the fifth century AD. These are mostly monastic complexes, which testify...
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Endorsement of Marriage Certificates and other Certificates
When required by law and civil regulations, certificates issued by the Catholic Church in Kuwait may be endorsed by the Apostolic Nunciature to serve official purposes and to facilitate the issuance of governmental attestations.