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In a land area of 3,975.5 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the province of Abra, a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is Bangued, and it borders Ilocos Norte and Apayao on the north, Ilocos Sur and Mountain Province...
In a land area of 4,286.80 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the provincial state of Goa and the Union territories of Daman and Diu in Gujarat and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in Maharashtra. Panjim is the biggest city in the archdiocese. Margoa and Vasco are other important towns in the...

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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

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

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Antioch Patriarch's Church in India faces threat of split

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The dark side of materialism in Japan

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Two Catholic priests remain 'missing' in China

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Laypeople to trace history of Church in Papua
Laypeople to trace history of Church in Papua

A team has been formed to help the Church hierarchy and the government decide the date of arrival of the first missionaries

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Cardinal Parolin positive on renewal of Sino-Vatican pact

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Rights group slams disruption of water forum in Indonesia
Rights group slams disruption of water forum in Indonesia

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60 Indians rescued after Cambodian slave compound revolt
60 Indians rescued after Cambodian slave compound revolt

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France is still deeply rooted in Christianity, sociologist says
France is still deeply rooted in Christianity, sociologist says

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