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The archeparchy of Kottayam belongs exclusively to the Knanaya community who are a separate group of Catholics within the Syro Malabar Church. The Knanaya Catholic community follows the oriental tradition and is in full communion with Rome. The Knanaya community traces its origin from...
Xiangtan is a prefecture-level city in Hunan province, China. The hometowns of several founding leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, including Chairman Mao Zedong, President Liu Shaoqi, and Marshal Peng Dehuai, are in the Xiangtan prefecture, as well...

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Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

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India’s miraculous Marian shrine shelters Asia’s largest church

Brunei cathedral, a haven for migrant Catholics

Brunei cathedral, a haven for migrant Catholics

Vietnamese Cathedral bears testimony to history and heritage

Vietnamese Cathedral bears testimony to history and heritage

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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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Church leaders meet Indian PM, raise concerns over 'attacks'
Church leaders meet Indian PM, raise concerns over 'attacks'

The leaders wanted Narendra Modi’s intervention to stop atrocities on minorities and harassment of Christians

Nicaraguan govt removes Catholic radio station from airwaves
Nicaraguan govt removes Catholic radio station from airwaves

Radio María Nicaragua operated in the country since 2000, belongs to World Family of Radio María operating in 84 countries

Pope meets Russian Orthodox official at Vatican
Pope meets Russian Orthodox official at Vatican

Russian Metropolitan Antonij of Volokolamsk is head of the Department for External Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow

St. Peter's Basilica hires two women to its elite artisan team
St. Peter's Basilica hires two women to its elite artisan team

It is the first time in 500 years, since the founding of Fabbrica di San Pietro, that women have been hired as sanpietrini

Pakistan clerics oppose first breast milk bank
Pakistan clerics oppose first breast milk bank

Facility intended to help premature babies in a country where neonatal mortality rate is 39 deaths per 1,000 live births

Nepal searches for 63 missing after landslide
Nepal searches for 63 missing after landslide

Nepali rescue teams resume their search after monsoon rains trigger a landslide, sweeping two buses into a river

Bank crisis triggers anxiety in war-torn Myanmar
Bank crisis triggers anxiety in war-torn Myanmar

The Central Bank issued restrictions on banks limiting cash withdrawals by customers per day

Canonization process for first Korean Cardinal begins
Canonization process for first Korean Cardinal begins

The Vatican has approved the sainthood process for first Korean Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, known for his love for the poor, efforts for lay participation in the Church, and support for democracy

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