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The diocesan territory stretches over a land area of 6,266 square kilometers and covers civil district of Dindigul. Palani an Dindigul are the largest towns in the...
The diocese of Eluru was bifurcated from the diocese of Vijayawada on Feb. 26, 1977. It comprises civil district of West Godavari and four mandals of Konaseema in East Godavari district. The diocese faces the Bay of Bengal in the south, the river Godavari in the east, the diocese of Vijayawada in...

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Relic of Maria Goretti adorns Malaysia’s Marian Church

Relic of Maria Goretti adorns Malaysia’s Marian Church

Malaysian Church pays tribute to miraculous Saint Anthony

Malaysian Church pays tribute to miraculous Saint Anthony

Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Vietnamese cathedral holds the statue of miraculous Virgin Mary

Vietnamese cathedral holds the statue of miraculous Virgin Mary

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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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Apathy in Bangladesh fuels child labor exploitation
Apathy in Bangladesh fuels child labor exploitation

About 40 percent of about three million domestic workers are children, who are often underpaid, exploited and abused

The evolving role of the Catholic press
The evolving role of the Catholic press

The press is a structured presence of community in public communication, challenging its readers to see, judge, and act

Philippine Church wants national museum to return ‘stolen’ panels
Philippine Church wants national museum to return ‘stolen’ panels

Early 19th-century pulpit panels were installed at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Patrocinio de Maria Santissima in Boljoon town

Korean Church asked to become ‘hybrid’ in post-Covid times
Korean Church asked to become ‘hybrid’ in post-Covid times

Several experts jointly wrote the white paper, each composing sections on religion, liturgy, theology, and pastoral care

Safety fears for innocent blasphemy-accused in Pakistan
Safety fears for innocent blasphemy-accused in Pakistan

Christian man and his family remain in hiding fearing mob attacks despite police dismissing charge

Indian bishops urge govt to allow shooting of wild animals
Indian bishops urge govt to allow shooting of wild animals

Farmers should be allowed to protect themselves, they say after spate of human-wildlife conflict deaths

Top Buddhist monks slam Sri Lankan govt’s privatization plan
Top Buddhist monks slam Sri Lankan govt’s privatization plan

In a letter to President Wickremesinghe, they warn against selling state-owned enterprises to foreign companies

Catholic parents ask high court to correct 'dangerous precedent'
Catholic parents ask high court to correct 'dangerous precedent'

Jeremy and Mary Cox are trying to get a hearing in a case that involves parental rights and transgender identity

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