BISHOP'S HOUSE & CURIA OFFICES
Office Contact Details / Timings
08:00AM to 12:30 PM, 4:30PM to 7:30 PM
Phone: 02-446 1895 ext 100
Fax: 02-446 5177
St. Joseph's Cathedral
P.O. Box 54
Fr. Martin Stewen
Deacon Donald Fox
Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia.
He joined the Franciscan Capuchin Order in 1962 and was ordained a priest on July 4, 1967. After specialized studies in Canon Law in Munich/Germany and Fribourg/Switzerland he got a Doctorate in Theology in 1976. He was active as a professor, in the formation of young Capuchins, later as provincial in Switzerland and since 1994 as General Councillor in Rome for the worldwide Capuchin Order.
On December 20, 2003, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Arabia and was ordained Bishop on January 30, 2004 in Abu Dhabi. On March 21, 2005 he succeeded Msgr. Bernardo Gremoli, now retired in Florence, Italy, as Vicar Apostolic of Arabia (UAE, Oman,Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia). It is in this capacity that he now shepherds the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (UAE, Oman, Yemen).
Bishop Hinder is fluent in German, English, French, Italian.
He is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and a consultor of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples as well as the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
He has taken part in the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, in the meetings of the Catholic-Muslim Forum in the Vatican and in Jordan, in a number of interreligious meetings and other international conferences.
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Fr. Troadio De Los Santos, OFM Cap., Vicar General.
Office e-mail: Vicar General Born on 28th December 1942 to a faithful couple Joaquin & Rosa in Silang, Cavite, Philippines. He joined the Capuchin Order, Philippines Province Professed on 18th May 1962 and ordained on 30th August, 1969. He served the order as a School Director, Parish Priest and as a Provincial Minister for 15 years. He is Vicar General since October 2014.
Fr. Valerian Fernandes, Chancellor.
Fr. Gandolf Wild, OFM Cap., Secretary.
He spent 27 mission years in education, formation and as superior in Tanzania and Kenya in Africa, 13 years in the secretariat of the Capuchin Order in Rome and came to Abu Dhabi in June 2008 at the insistent request of Bishop Paul Hinder, his former school mate.
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Fr. Luca Piantanida, OFM Cap , Financial Administrator and Director Catholic Social Services.
Fr. Martin Stewen
Fr. Michael Egan
Treasured Moments in the Life of Our Beloved Bishop
With Pope John Paul II (Feb 2004)
With Pope Benedict XVI (2011)
|With Government Officials (Sheikh Nahyan 2009)||
With Pope Benedict XVI (2009)
With our previous Bishop Gremoli
With Fr Gandolf, Fr Lennie & Nuncio Petar
(left to Right-October 2012)
Always Friendly & accessible to his Parishioners’
Church Documents etc