Catholic Church in the United Arab Emirates

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Roman Catholic church in Dubai (Jebel Ali Village) without bell tower or cross

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,[citation needed] 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.[1] The Vatican has diplomatic relations with the UAE, represented by Archbishop Paul-Mounged El-Hachem.[2]

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  1. ^ "New Apostolic Vicar for Arabia Appointed". Zenit News Agency. March 21, 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Apostolic Nuncio Named for United Arab Emirates". Zenit News Agency. August 21, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 

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