Catholic United Arab Emirates
by Catholic World News
The KAI news agency reports that the number of Catholics in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is steadily growing.
Forty-five priests serve 20 parishes and 1.3 million Catholics in the UAE. The largest parish is spiritual home for 65,000 Catholics-- nearly all of them workers from India, the Philippines, China, and Africa.
In May, the Holy See established diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates, which honor a constitution that guarantees freedom of religion.