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Ha Tinh is a city in Vietnam. It is the capital of the Hà Tinh Province, and lies in North Central Coast region. It is located on the National Highway 1A. The Vietnamese capital Hanoi is located 340 km north from Hà Tinh; 50 km north from it the city...
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 of Songzi, Shishou and...

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Indian basilica soaked in the blood of St. Thomas, the Apostle

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St. Gonsalo Garcia: First Indian missionary martyred 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

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Cardinal sends message to charismatic Catholics

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Thailand censured for deporting Myanmar refugees
Thailand censured for deporting Myanmar refugees

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