SMCA is the platform of Syro Malabar Catholics residing in Kuwait. It is a part of the international Syro Malabar Laity movements, moving hand in hand, under the patronage of the head of the Syro Malabar Church, H E Major Archbishop Mar George Alencherry. Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia H L Camillo Ballin is also the Patron of SMCA Kuwait. Formed in 1995, SMCA Kuwait is the first of its kind in the Gulf region.
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is one of the 22 Eastern (Oriental) Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome. It is the second largest Eastern Catholic Church after the Ukrainian Church and the largest of the Saint Thomas Christian (Nazrani) denominations with 4.6 million believers. It is a sui juris Church governed by the Synod of Bishops headed by the Major Archbishop. The Syro-Malabar Church, with its deep-rooted spirituality and high rate of vocations to priesthood and religious life, can be considered as the most vibrant Catholic community in the world.