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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hengzhou/Hengchow/Hengyang (Latin: Hemceuven(sis), Chinese) is a  diocese located in the city of Hengyang in the Ecclesiastical province of Changsha in...
Mindong diocese covers the prefecture-level city of Ningde, which is located at the northeastern coast of Fujian province. There are 1district, 2 county-level cities and 6 counties under Ningde’s administration in a total land area of 13,452 square...

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