The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia was inaugurated today, December 9, 2021 under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The inaugural ceremony was attended by His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King.
Attending the event were members of the Royal family, senior government officials, ambassadors, Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence. Also present on the occasion were His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle – Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, His Grace Archbishop Eugene Martin Nugent – Apostolic Nuncio in the Gulf Region, His Excellency Bishop Paul Hinder – Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia and Apostolic Administrator of Northern Arabia, the Reverend Fathers of the two Vicariates in the Peninsula, Religious Sisters, dignitaries and guests.
HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa conveyed greetings from HM the King, stressing royal pride in opening the largest cathedral in the Arabian Gulf region.