IN KUWAIT, BAHRAIN AND QATAR
The work of the Papal Representative is first and foremost a valuable service to the Bishops, Priests, Religious and all local Catholics, who find support and protection in him, since he represents the higher authority of the Roman Pontiff, which is for the benefit of all. By a native right inherent in his own spiritual mission, fostered by a secular development of historical events, the Roman Pontiff also sends His Legates to the supreme Authorities of the States in which the Catholic Church is rooted or present in some way.
Paul VI, Sollecitudo Omnium Ecclesiarum
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...
CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM CALL FOR PEACE
The Holy Father Pope Francis has made interreligious dialogue one of the cornerstones of his pontificate. He has repeatedly emphasised how, in an increasingly interconnected world, dialogue between faiths and beliefs is a providential sign of the times, an 'antidote to extremism' and an 'urgent and indispensable service to the whole of humanity'...
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...
The Apostolic Nunciature - Vatican Embassy is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
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.