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The archdiocesan territory covers Seoul, an area of 605 square kilometers, and Hwanghae province, an area of 16,744 square kilometers in North Korea. The ecclesiastical region of Seoul comprises the Metropolitan Seoul archdiocese with suffragan dioceses of Chunchon, Daejeon, Incheon, Suwon,...
Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province, 1,910 kilometers south of Beijing. Guangzhou diocese covers the cities of Guangzhou, Heyuan, Huizhou,Qingyuan, Shanwei and Shaozhou. The church in Guangdong was separated from Macao diocese becoming the Guangdong Apostolic Prefecture in 1858 which was...

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St. Gonsalo Garcia: First Indian missionary martyred in Japan

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St. Pedro Calungsod, Filipino lay martyr and patron of catechists

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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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Asylum seekers’ passport ban irks Pakistani Church, activists
Asylum seekers’ passport ban irks Pakistani Church, activists

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Indian sect's protest against vandalism turns violent
Indian sect's protest against vandalism turns violent

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Christians wary as pro-Hindu BJP forms govt in India’s Odisha

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S. Korean report accuses North of killing Christians during war
S. Korean report accuses North of killing Christians during war

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission said 54 Christians were murdered at Byeongchon church during the Korean War

Sri Lankan Church, activists demand timely, fair election
Sri Lankan Church, activists demand timely, fair election

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Myanmar junta steps up aerial bombings in Rakhine state

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Korean synod document urges pro-poor, reformed Church
Korean synod document urges pro-poor, reformed Church

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Hard-hitting journalist ensnared in Mongolia's media crackdown
Hard-hitting journalist ensnared in Mongolia's media crackdown

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