Dedication of the new Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia


On the occasion of the solemn dedication of the new Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Awali, His Eminence Cardinal Luis A. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of the Peoples, as Personal Representative of the Holy Father Pope Francis, visited the Kingdom of Bahrain, from 8 to 11 December. 

Welcomed by H.E. Msgr. Nugent, Apostolic Nuncio, and H.E. Msgr. Paul Hinder, Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate of Northern Arabia, the Cardinal presided over the solemn liturgy of Dedication of the new church and had the occasion to meet with the Catholic faithful living in the country, who flocked in large numbers to the various events.

During his stay, the Cardinal was received in audience by His Majesty Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.