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Sheikh Mohammad attends festive mass

Armenian patriarch voices his deep love to Kuwait KUWAIT CITY, May 5, (KUNA): Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah on Friday attended a festive mass at the Armenian Archdiocese in Kuwait and neighboring countries. …

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St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates Easter

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated Easter by holding a Mass, which was attended by a large number of people of different categories including the Egyptian community in Kuwait and the Kuwaiti society. Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah was one among the invitees …

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Kuwaiti priest celebrates Bible and Bedouin culture – First homegrown priest

KUWAIT CITY, March 3, (AFP): Dressed in a traditional white Gulf headdress and with two red crosses embroidered on his black clerical robe, Kuwait’s first homegrown priest cuts a unique figure in the predominantly Muslim country. Father Emmanuel Benjamin Jacob Gharib, 68, celebrates both the Bible and Gulf Arab culture …

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‘Christians presence in Kuwait is very old’ – Dates back to Umayyad dynasty

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 6: The presence of Christians in Kuwait is old, dating back to the eras of the Umayyad or Abbasid dynasties. This is confirmed by the inscriptions on ceramic pieces that were recently discovered in Failaka Island, reports Al-Rai daily. Head of the French expedition team that is …

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Kuwait country of religious tolerance, says Dr Al-Ojairi – ‘Fear led to astronomy’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30: Kuwaiti scientist and astronomer Dr Saleh Al- Ojairi has affirmed that Kuwait is a country of religious tolerance where Muslims have been living peacefully alongside Jews and Christians, reports Aljarida daily. In an interview with the daily, the Kuwaiti astronomer indicated that the Jews in the …

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Kuwait has a Christian population of over 800,000; Kuwaitis form the least – Festivity see large numbers

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 27: Over 800,000 Christians in Kuwait, mainly Asian nationals constituting 713,347 of the total Christian population of 824,436 celebrated Christmas. Kuwaitis form the least population of Christians in the country with 207 believers. As per recent statistics released by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), Arab …

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Christians wary on holidays

QUETTA, Pakistan/JAKARTA, Dec 23, (RTRS): Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist church in Pakistan as a Sunday service began. Majority-Muslim countries in Asia and the Middle …

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Cross in the Crescent in a corner of tolerance – CHRISTIANS IN KUWAIT

Hamza Olayan, in his new book, ‘Christians in Kuwait’, seeks to provide a comprehensive account of Christianity in Kuwait, recounting the place Christians hold in Kuwait’s history and their contribution to nation building. Starting with Failaka as the first foothold for Christianity, Olayan traces Christian history through the Arabian Mission …

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Rosary in hand, Christians flee IS-held Raqqa

‘We tried to stay but we couldn’t take it anymore’ JAZRA, Syria, Aug 9, (AFP): Sawsan Karapetyan and her family lived in fear for years as some of the only Christians in the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold Raqqa. On Tuesday she fled, clutching her rosary. Under the cover of …

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His Holiness Aram I inaugurates St Vartanantz Church in Salwa

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: On Friday, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia inaugurated the newly-constructed St Vartanantz Church and the Prelacy in Salwa area. In his speech, His Holiness Aram I praised the State of Kuwait for its religious tolerance, describing it as a place …

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