Friday, October 26, 2007

Hail Mary

Devout Roman Catholics praying at Our Lady's Grotto at the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait, on Friday morning. There are an estimated 300,000 Catholics belonging to different Rites - Latin, Maronite, Greek Catholic, Coptic Catholic, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankara and Chaldeans, all united in the same faith under the Holy Father. Among them, the largest group consists of those belonging to the Latin Rite or what is called the Western Catholic Church. In Kuwait, the Latin faithful come from India, the Philippines and other Arab States; a small number are from Europe, Africa, America, other Asian countries and the Far East. Link


Amrita said...

hi Weboj, Thanks for visitng my blog.Yours is very nice. I like the Kuwaiti sences. Our friends lived in Kuwait for many years, he was one of the vice presidents of a Swiss Bank. Now they live in DLF Gurgaon.
Is Nikita your Baby? She is cute.

Glad to see you have religious freedom in Kuwait.

WebOJ said...

Kuwait is very open regarding religion, clothes, food, customs etc. The baby `belongs' to a cousin. Cute na?

smilnsigh said...

I noticed that the women's hair is not covered... And then I see your comment that Kuwait is open and free about things. How lucky for the people of Kuwait! How this must upset the hard-line people, in the region around Kuwait. -wink-


WebOJ said...

Not many hard liners in Kuwait, Mari-Nanci. The Kuwaities are really nice people. As for the conservatives in the region, well what can one say! ;-)

Chris said...

I was quite surprised by this post. . .I didn't realize that there were so many Catholics in Kuwait. Interesting!

mrwangkai said...

This is awesome. I'm surprised by the openness too. Go Kuwait! :D