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Cheongju diocese covers a land area of 5,767 square kilometers, the whole Chungcheongbuk-do province, except Jecheon city and Danyang-gun county, which belong to Wonju diocese. Cheongju diocese was originally an apostolic vicariate carved out from Seoul archdiocese on June 23, 1958. Before that,...
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nancheng is a diocese located in the city of Nancheng in the Ecclesiastical province of  Nanchang in China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Fuzhou. Historically it has been known...

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