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Vicariate Apostolic of Kuwait

Apostolicus Vicariatus Kuvaitensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.I., Vicar Apostolic
  • Francis George Adeodatus Micallef, O.C.D., Vicar Apostolic Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Vicariate Apostolic
  • Elevated: 2 December 1954
  • Vicariate
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kuwait
  • Square Kilometers: 17,900 (6,913 Square Miles)
  • Description: Kuwait
  • Official Web Site: http://www.catholic-church.org/kuwait/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Holy Family Cathedral, P.O. Box 266, 13003 Safat, Kuwait, Arabian Gulf
  • Telephone: 2243.46.37
  • Fax: 2240.99.81

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Kuwait
29 June 1953ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Arabia Prefecture Apostolic of Kuwait (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Kuwait
2 December 1954ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Kuwait Vicariate Apostolic of Kuwait
31 May 2011Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Kuwait (to Northern Arabia (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia))

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Kuwait
196616,000475,0003.4%444,0003125ap1967
197017,200733,1962.3%66121,4336314ap1971
198032,0001,270,0002.5%3474,5714303ap1981
198851,4301,834,7562.8%2577,3475305ap1991
1999151,0002,000,0007.5%15625,16615124ap2000
2000151,0002,000,0007.5%16721,57116134ap2001
2001153,0002,000,0007.7%26819,12516134ap2002
2002154,0002,500,0006.2%26819,25016134ap2003
2003156,0002,501,0006.2%27917,33317134ap2004
2004158,5002,650,0006.0%281015,85018134ap2005
2010300,0003,000,00010.0%6111717,647111123ap2011

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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