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In a land area of 2,505.65 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the province of Southern Leyte and the six Municipalities of Baybay, Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos, Bato and Matalom of the Province of Leyte. Southern Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas...
As per the Open Church structure, Harbin diocese covers the whole province of Heilongjiang in northeastern China, with a land area of approximately 469,000 sq. kilometres, including 19 cities and 39...

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St. Joseph Cathedral of Kuching bears legacy of independence heroes

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Indian Church relishes miracles of Saint Thomas, the Apostle

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

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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

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

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Youth Ministry Congress stresses need to listen to young people
Youth Ministry Congress stresses need to listen to young people

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The two-day conference focused on integrating emerging technologies and advancing the good of humanity

Pope meets teens, young adults, talks about search for meaning
Pope meets teens, young adults, talks about search for meaning

Pope Francis visits some 80 boys and girls of a Rome parish who are preparing to celebrate the Jubilee Year

Protests outside Taiwan parliament to 'defend democracy'
Protests outside Taiwan parliament to 'defend democracy'

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Rescue effort begins after massive landslide in Papua New Guinea

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Supreme Court bans Church of South India’s Synod election
Supreme Court bans Church of South India’s Synod election

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Indonesian activists hail environmentalist’s acquittal
Indonesian activists hail environmentalist’s acquittal

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Many feared dead in massive landslide in Papua New Guinea

The disaster hit an isolated part of Enga province around 3:00 am local time when many villagers were at home asleep

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