A ‘spiritual oasis’ – Southern Arabian cathedral celebrates 50 years :: EWTN News

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The Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Arabia, which serves the more than 2 million Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen, last week celebrated the 50th anniversary of its cathedral parish.On March 19, Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia, said a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the anniversary of the founding of St. Joseph’s Cathedral, located in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. St. Joseph’s is the oldest Catholic church in the emirates.Bishop Hinder was joined by more than 30 priests, nuns, and over 5,000 laity for the Mass.“We are extremely happy in celebrating this golden jubilee, that over the years grew from a small pastoral ministry to today serving a large Catholic community in UAE,” Fr. Anthony Swamy Savarimuthu, a priest at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, told EWTN News March 20.

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