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The Union of Myanmar geographically, ethically and politically falls into 7 Division and 7 states. The Diocese of Pathein is situated squarely in the Ayeyarwaddy Division which is spread over an extensive area of some 18,089 square kilometers and has as of 2009 a population of 5,575,410. It borders...
The diocesan land area of 29, 857 square kilometers includes West Bengal's major urban centers – Kolkata, Kharagpur and Haldia port. The total population of 34,656,781 is a mix of ethnicities and...
Vietnam’s Tac Say Cathedral lives the memory of martyred priest

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

Malaysian Church’s unforgettable French missionary legacy

Malaysian Church’s unforgettable French missionary legacy

Brunei cathedral, a haven for migrant Catholics

Brunei cathedral, a haven for migrant Catholics

Nagasaki basilica immortalizes 26 martyrs of Japan

Nagasaki basilica immortalizes 26 martyrs of Japan

Indonesia’s president signals an end to cycle of impunity
Indonesia’s president signals an end to cycle of impunity

Current ASEAN chair must serve as an example to other member countries in ensuring and sustaining human rights

Indian woman lawyer sworn-in as judge amid protests
Indian woman lawyer sworn-in as judge amid protests

Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri’s appointment was challenged as she had made statements against Christians and Muslims

Indian hardliners ask to stop welfare benefits to tribal Christians
Indian hardliners ask to stop welfare benefits to tribal Christians

Hindu nationalist body wants tribals who converted to Christianity to be left out of the nation's affirmative action program

Japan premier’s aide sacked over anti-LGBT comments
Japan premier’s aide sacked over anti-LGBT comments

A majority of members in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are opposed to the legalization of same-sex marriage

Philippine Muslim women call for laws in local languages
Philippine Muslim women call for laws in local languages

Group says women are not participating in local affairs because bills are in English, a language they do not understand

Pakistan PM 'unblocks' Wikipedia website
Pakistan PM 'unblocks' Wikipedia website

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority last week gave website 48 hours to remove 'blasphemous' content before blocking it

More than 4,300 killed in Turkey, Syria earthquakes
More than 4,300 killed in Turkey, Syria earthquakes

Despite freezing temperatures outside, terrified residents spent the night on the streets, huddling around fires for warmth

Pope, church leaders draw attention to victims of violence
Pope, church leaders draw attention to victims of violence

Pope Francis got right to the point saying, 'Many things are needed here, but surely not more instruments of death!'

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