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In a land area of 14,361 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers Fukuoka, Saga and Kumamoto...
Shangqiu Diocese administers 6 counties (Xiayi, Yucheng, Zhecheng, Ningling, Suixian, Minquan); 2 districts (Liangyuan, Suiyang), 1 county-level city (Yongcheng) with a total of 30 churches. There are more than 20,000 Catholics in Shangqiu Diocese, with 4 seminarians, 20 nuns and 28 priests,...

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Vietnam’s Tac Say Cathedral lives the memory of martyred priest

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

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

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Zero allocation in budget irks Pakistan's minorities
Zero allocation in budget irks Pakistan's minorities

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Myanmar’s army bombs villages to stop advancing rebels
Myanmar’s army bombs villages to stop advancing rebels

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Church in political soup of its own making in India’s Odisha
Church in political soup of its own making in India’s Odisha

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Indians pay homage to victims of deadly Kuwait fire
Indians pay homage to victims of deadly Kuwait fire

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Indian Church leaders upbeat about Modi-Francis meet
Indian Church leaders upbeat about Modi-Francis meet

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Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai trial a ‘sham,’ says biographer
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Thailand urged not to deport Montagnard activist to Vietnam
Thailand urged not to deport Montagnard activist to Vietnam

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Lebanon’s beaches offer relief to war stressed citizens
Lebanon’s beaches offer relief to war stressed citizens

As Israel and Hamas ally Hezbollah trade near daily cross-border fire since the Gaza war began eight months ago, we look at the defiant and brave stance taken by the Lebanese beachgoers

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