Camillo Ballin

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Most Rev. Camillo Ballin, M.C.C.J.

Tit. Bishop of Arna
Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia
(Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia)

Born in Fontaniva, Italy on June 24, 1944, to Lucia and Angelo Ballin. Ordained Priest of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus on March 30, 1969. Served in Cairo from 1971 to 1977. From 1977 to 1980, studied in Kaslik, in Lebanon, and then Pontificio Instituto Orientale, in Rome, for his Licentiate in Oriental liturgy. He was a professor at the Institute of Theology in Cairo from 1981 to 1990. In 1990, he moved to Sudan and founded a training institute for religion teachers. From 1997 to 2000, Ballin returned to Rome for his doctorate on the Church history. In 2000, he was appointed Director of the Dar Comboni Center of Arab and Islamic Studies in Cairo, Egypt.

On July 14, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Ballin as the Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait, with the titular see of Arna. He was consecrated Bishop by His Eminence Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe at the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City on September 2, 2005.

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