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Udupi is a coastal diocese in Karnataka state. It is the 14th Catholic diocese of Karnataka. Udupi is specially known for Sri Krishna Temple of the Hindus and the cluster of eight temples (Asta Mata). Karnataka has 10 Latin dioceses, three Syro-Malabar dioceses and one Syro-Malankara...
Jinan Diocese covers 7 cities, 3 counties and manages 1 county city including: Shizhong District, Lixia District, Tianqiao District, Huaiyin District, Licheng District, Zhangqing District, Gaoxin District, Pingyin District, Jiyang District, Shanghe County and Zhangyiu...

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Pakistan’s Sacred Heart Church is a witness of the historic evolution

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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

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

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Church group initiates peace talks in India’s Manipur
Church group initiates peace talks in India’s Manipur

For the first time, Christian and Hindu leaders sat across the table to find ways to end the one-year-old strife

Koreans reject govt’s ‘distorted’ report on Gwangju Uprising
Koreans reject govt’s ‘distorted’ report on Gwangju Uprising

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Pope says faith in China safeguarded by God
Pope says faith in China safeguarded by God

Pope Francis calls on Chinese Catholics to show faith on the 100th anniversary of 'Concilium Sinense' in Shanghai

New clergy arrests spark consternation in Belarus
New clergy arrests spark consternation in Belarus

Oblate Fathers Andrzej Juchniewicz and Pavel Lemec were detained by civil authorities on May 8

Cardinal: Gaza parish community example of 'steadfast faith'
Cardinal: Gaza parish community example of 'steadfast faith'

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Vatican finds no evidence of abuse by Canadian cardinal
Vatican finds no evidence of abuse by Canadian cardinal

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China releases citizen journalist jailed for Covid-19 coverage
China releases citizen journalist jailed for Covid-19 coverage

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Genesis of a latter-day Asian slavery market
Genesis of a latter-day Asian slavery market

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