Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia

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A Yemeni man holds a rifle in Aden, Sept. 14, 2006.

Yemen war: A look at a 'serious humanitarian crisis'

Feb 19, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Nearly 24 million people in Yemen are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, according to a Center of Strategic and... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted in Yemen March 4.

India's bishops push government to help find Fr Tom

Mar 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

After the circulation of rumors claiming Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was tortured and crucified on Good Friday, the Indian bishops have... Read more

Bishop Hinder (c), Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, flanked by the newly ordained Capuchin priests Fr. Manuel (L) and Fr. D'Souza (R) in Abu Dhabi, Jan. 8, 2016.

Vocations bloom in the desert: two priests are ordained in United Arab Emirates

Jan 17, 2016

Last week Catholics in Southern Arabia gathered in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the ordination of two Capuchin Franciscan priests by... Read more

(L-R) Cardinal Parolin, Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, and Bishop Hinder assist in the ribbon cutting at the inauguration of St. Paul parish in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 11, 2015.

A new church is consecrated in United Arab Emirates amid hope for peace, dialogue

Jun 18, 2015

The inauguration and blessing of a new parish in the capital of the United Arab Emirates last week was met... Read more

St. Joseph's Cathedral, mother Church of the Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, decorated for its 50th parish anniversary, March 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of St. Joseph's Cathedral Abu Dhabi.

A 'spiritual oasis' – Southern Arabian cathedral celebrates 50 years

Mar 23, 2015

The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman,... Read more

Migrant workers participate in group discussion at the We Abhor Violence Everywhere seminar in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, Nov. 14, 2014.

Church combats domestic violence in Arabian peninsula

Nov 19, 2014

The family ministry office serving expatriate Catholics in the Arabian peninsula held a workshop last week to help end domestic... Read more