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Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Holy See Permanent Observer to the United Nations (left), and Mohammed Al-Hassan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations, at a signing ceremony establishing diplomatic relations between Oman and the Holy See. The ceremony took place  at the Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations in New York City.

Holy See and the Sultanate of Oman establish diplomatic ties

Feb 23, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The move leaves only six countries worldwide without any diplomatic connection to the Vatican. Read more

Pope Francis boards his flight to Geneva June 21, 2018.

Pope Francis to visit Kingdom of Bahrain in November

Sep 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican confirmed Wednesday that Pope Francis will travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain, a Muslim island nation in the... Read more

Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar emeritus of Southern Arabia

Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, retires

May 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

He led the Catholic Church on the Arabian peninsula for 17 years. Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle presides at the consecration of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Bahrain.

Cardinal Tagle consecrates new Our Lady of Arabia cathedral in Bahrain

Dec 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The cathedral is the largest Catholic church in the Gulf region. Read more

Bishop Camillo Ballin, Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia.

Bishop hopes to create new home for Catholics in Arabia

Mar 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics in the Arabian peninsula look forward to building a new cathedral in Bahrain, creating a permanent home for the... Read more