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Nanchong diocese in Sichuan province, southwestern China, covers 34 cities and counties. Nanchong city is located 180 kilometers east of Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern province, and 1,380 kilometers southwest of...
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chaozhou/Shíuchow/Shaoguan is a diocese located in the city of Chaozhou in the Ecclesiastical province of Guangzhou in...

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Malaysian Cathedral enlivens the memories of Chinese migrants

Malaysian Cathedral enlivens the memories of Chinese migrants

Japan’s oldest Catholic Church stands tests of time

Japan’s oldest Catholic Church stands tests of time

Vietnamese cathedral holds the statue of miraculous Virgin Mary

Vietnamese cathedral holds the statue of miraculous Virgin Mary

Pakistani cathedral pays homage to Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier

Pakistani cathedral pays homage to Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier

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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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Indian bishops saddened over tragic fire mishap in Kuwait
Indian bishops saddened over tragic fire mishap in Kuwait

Most of the Indian victims are from the southern state of Kerala, known for its migrant workforce

Murder-accused Filipino politician seeks help from pope, UN
Murder-accused Filipino politician seeks help from pope, UN

Arnolfo Teves Jr. is accused of being the mastermind behind killing of Governor Roel Degamo and nine others in March 2022

Cardinal supports pro-Hindu coalition govt in southern Indian state
Cardinal supports pro-Hindu coalition govt in southern Indian state

The new coalition in Andhra Pradesh state includes the pro-Hindu BJP, whose presence worries minority communities

Lawyers upset with HK’s cancelation of activists’ passports
Lawyers upset with HK’s cancelation of activists’ passports

Decision sends 'the wrong message' amid attempts to reinvent Hong Kong

US Catholics to pray for persecuted people, including Indians
US Catholics to pray for persecuted people, including Indians

Topics such as church vandalism, blasphemy laws, and Christian persecution in India are covered in Religious Freedom Week

Catholic Church leaders voice concern over EU election results
Catholic Church leaders voice concern over EU election results

They are concerned about the decline in European unity support and the rise of nationalist parties

Malawi bishops mourn loss of Catholic vice president in plane crash
Malawi bishops mourn loss of Catholic vice president in plane crash

Saulos Chilima died June 10 alongside nine others, including former first lady Shanil Dzimbiri, aboard a military aircraft

Pope encourages priests to reach out to the 'invisible'
Pope encourages priests to reach out to the 'invisible'

Pope Francis meets some 160 priests who have been ordained for between 11 and 39 years at the Salesian Pontifical University

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