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The eparchy consists of nine civil districts of Karnataka state with a vast geographical area of 51,950 square kilometers. The civil districts are South Kanara (Dakshina Kannada), Chamarajnagar, Chickmagalur, Hassan, Kodagu, Mandya, Mysore, Shimoga and Udupi. It has two ecclesiastical districts of...
In a land area of 3,498 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the civil jurisdiction of the province of Northern Samar. Northern Samar is one of the three provinces comprising Samar Island. It was created on June 19, 1965, through the issuance of Republic Act 4221, "Providing for the...

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Marian Parish, the home of Brunei’s most famous Catholic

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Pakistani Church preserves the relic of miraculous Portuguese saint

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Nagasaki cathedral, a testimony of persecution and atomic bombing

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St. Gonsalo Garcia: First Indian missionary martyred in Japan

Gonsalo's martyrdom at Nagasaki with the other Christian missionaries is regarded as the most tragic and historic event for Catholicism 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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For a more humane sexual ethic
For a more humane sexual ethic

Where human rights are unequal, sexual rights will also be distorted

Association named after Filipino saint accepts ‘suppression’
Association named after Filipino saint accepts ‘suppression’

The recognition for the Society of San Pedro Calungsod was withdrawn for failing to meet expectations

Fewer East Asians find religion ‘important’: survey
Fewer East Asians find religion ‘important’: survey

The survey by Pew Research Center, however, found many participate in ancestor veneration rituals and believe in 'karma'

Chinese artist’s Australia ‘junk’ exhibit mocks China’s censorship
Chinese artist’s Australia ‘junk’ exhibit mocks China’s censorship

Xiao Lu creates live artwork within 'red lines' and tosses it away like trash to show her frustration with China

Christians hail, Hindus skeptical on India’s peace move on Manipur
Christians hail, Hindus skeptical on India’s peace move on Manipur

The new government in New Delhi wants normalcy as violence is spreading to more areas in the hilly state

Civilians flee as fighting intensifies in western Myanmar
Civilians flee as fighting intensifies in western Myanmar

The military is accused of targeting and killing civilians in Rakhine state with aerial bombings and artillery firing

Philippine court finds 4 cops guilty in drug war killings
Philippine court finds 4 cops guilty in drug war killings

The low-ranking officers were sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for shooting deaths of a father and son in a Manila slum

Texas' lawsuit attacks Catholic religious liberty: lawyer
Texas' lawsuit attacks Catholic religious liberty: lawyer

Annunciation House attorneys deny wrongdoing or illegal conduct, allege legal processes were not adhered to

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