Catholic Copts in Kuwait

The Coptic Catholic community in Kuwait, part of the Apostolic Vicariate of North Arabia, has over 5,000 members and is being led by Father Yassa Ghobrial since August 2022. Despite hardships, these immigrant workers maintain a strong spiritual life, celebrating traditional Coptic rites. Father Domingos Santamaria, a dedicated Goan priest in Kuwait since 1973, is renowned for his extensive pastoral work, having celebrated thousands of sacraments. The community’s faith and traditions persist robustly in a predominantly Muslim country.