Catholic Church in Kuwait

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Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City.

The Catholic Church in Kuwait is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.

There are over 140,000 Catholics in the country - representing about 6% of the population.

There are no dioceses in the country, but Kuwait falls under the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. The superior was the Italian bishop Camillo Ballin until his death on April 12, 2020.

There was a cathedral in Kuwait City dedicated to the Holy Family. However, this church lost its status as a cathedral after the apostolic vicariate moved its headquarters to Bahrain.

The other parishes are St. Thérèse Parish, Salmiya and Our Lady of Arabia Parish, Ahmadi. In 2002, the Salesian religious order started an English language school in the country.[1]


  1. ^ "Salesians Open English-Language School in Kuwait". Zenit News Agency. 2002-04-28. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2008-11-21.

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