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In a land area of 1,648 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the City of Zamboanga. Zamboanga City is a highly urbanized city located in Mindanao, Philippines. It is currently ranked as the 6th most populous city and the 3rd largest by area in the Philippines. It is located at the...
The diocese covers an area of 14,100 square kilometers, covering the cities of Jingzhou, Tianmen, Xiantao, Honghu, Qianjiang, counties of Gongan, Jianli, Jiangling and counties...

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Vietnam’s historic Marian shrine stands the test of time

Vietnam’s historic Marian shrine stands the test of time

Malaysian Church pays tribute to miraculous Saint Anthony

Malaysian Church pays tribute to miraculous Saint Anthony

Malaysia’s St. Michael Church holds relics of Padre Pio

Malaysia’s St. Michael Church holds relics of Padre Pio

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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Singaporeans warned against scammers ahead of papal visit
Singaporeans warned against scammers ahead of papal visit

Catholic Church through a public advisory urged the people to trust only official websites for information

Indonesian pastor regrets remarks about Islamic rituals
Indonesian pastor regrets remarks about Islamic rituals

Gilbert Lumoindong was reported to the police for blasphemy by the South Sulawesi Arimathea Islamic Forum

Fighting subsides in Myanmar
Fighting subsides in Myanmar

A substantial loss of territory and control by the military has enabled the release of many human trafficking victims

Cambodia deports 130 Chinese after mass cybercrime arrests
Cambodia deports 130 Chinese after mass cybercrime arrests

Reports say more suspects would be extradited to China in batches

Taiwan diocese joins oldest city in marking 400th anniversary
Taiwan diocese joins oldest city in marking 400th anniversary

Year-long evangelical program in Tainan city stresses mission of the Church that began on the island in the 16th century

New York senate bill to help protect houses of worship
New York senate bill to help protect houses of worship

Catholic body strongly supports adding trespassing on a house of worship to the state's parameters of a hate crime

Abortion liberalization plan sparks Catholic protests in Europe
Abortion liberalization plan sparks Catholic protests in Europe

Thousands in Poland support unborn children and oppose abortion expansion during National March for Life

Pope backs Peru farmers in land dispute with Catholic group
Pope backs Peru farmers in land dispute with Catholic group

'I know what is happening to you. Defend the land, don't let it be stolen,' Pope Francis said in a video message

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