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The Archdiocese of Trivandrum (Latin rite) covers 686 square kilometers in...
The diocese of Maliana serves three districts located in the border areas between Timor Leste and Indonesia. These districts are Bobonaro, Covalima and Liquica. These areas are 3,141,78-square-kilometers...

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St. Joseph Cathedral of Kuching bears legacy of independence heroes

St. Joseph Cathedral of Kuching bears legacy of independence heroes

Nagasaki cathedral, a testimony of persecution and atomic bombing

Nagasaki cathedral, a testimony of persecution and atomic bombing

Malaysian Church’s unforgettable French missionary legacy

Malaysian Church’s unforgettable French missionary legacy

Relic of Maria Goretti adorns Malaysia’s Marian Church

Relic of Maria Goretti adorns Malaysia’s Marian Church

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St. Gonsalo Garcia: First Indian missionary martyred in Japan

Gonsalo's martyrdom at Nagasaki with the other Christian missionaries is regarded as the most tragic and historic event for Catholicism in Japan

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St. Pedro Calungsod, Filipino lay martyr and patron of catechists

Calungsod and his companion Father Vitores baptized infants, children and adults, defying the risk of persecution and murder

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St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino layman who became a martyr in Japan

Despite being an ordinary layman, Ruiz remained defiant while facing torture by the Japanese and died a brave martyr

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Church urges migration crisis to be approached with human dignity
Church urges migration crisis to be approached with human dignity

The webinar on border management was organized by the Center for Migration Studies of New York

Catholic leaders blast Texas lawsuit targeting migrant ministry
Catholic leaders blast Texas lawsuit targeting migrant ministry

Paxton's office accused Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas of aiding illegal entry and human smuggling, filing a lawsuit to shut it down

Media, social media can be 'crueler than wild beasts': papal preacher
Media, social media can be 'crueler than wild beasts': papal preacher

Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, the papal preacher, offered the first of five reflections for Lent this year

Pakistanis protest against top court's minorities ruling
Pakistanis protest against top court's minorities ruling

Around 3,000 people gathered at protest rallies across the northwestern city of Peshawar after Friday prayers

15 killed in fire in east China's Nanjing
15 killed in fire in east China's Nanjing

Footage circulating on Chinese social networks showed a skyscraper on fire in the middle of the night

Threats of violence against Christians continue to rise in India
Threats of violence against Christians continue to rise in India

Minority Christians in India continue to face threats and harassment as hardline Hindu groups push for a Hindu-centric cultural and religious nationalism

China arrests at least 100 Tibetans over dam project protests
China arrests at least 100 Tibetans over dam project protests

Dam would destroy six Buddhist monasteries and force relocation of people from two villages, sources say

Indian court pulls order that triggered Manipur ethnic riots
Indian court pulls order that triggered Manipur ethnic riots

Move is expected to bring peace back to violence-hit state, where sporadic unrest continues

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