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Catholic Church in the United Arab Emirates

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Catholic Church in the United Arab Emirates

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

There are over 250,000 foreign workers in the country who are Catholics, representing around 7% of the total population, largely Filipinos, Indians, South Americans, Lebanese, and Europeans. The United Arab Emirates forms part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia and the Vicar Apostolic Bishop Paul Hinder is based in Abu Dhabi. The Vatican has diplomatic relations with the UAE, represented by Archbishop Paul-Mounged El-Hachem.

Churches in the Region

  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Abu Dhabi
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dubai
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Jebel Ali
  • St. Michael's Catholic Church, Sharjah
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church, Al Ain
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Fujairah
  • Fujairah Sub Centres in Kalba, Khorfakkan and Dibba
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church, Ras Al-Khaimah
  • References

    Catholic Church in the United Arab Emirates Wikipedia


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