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The Archdiocese of Medan is located in the province of North Sumatra. This 181,680.68-kilometer-square province consists of 110,000-kilometer-square seas and 71,680.68-kilometer-square land. This province has more than 14 million population living in 25 districts and eight municipalities. The...
Jhansi diocese is in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It has an area of 29,418 square kilometers with seven civil districts: Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jalaun, Banda, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, and Mahoba. Important cities in the diocese are: Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Banda and...

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Pakistan’s Sacred Heart Church is a witness of the historic evolution

Pakistan’s Sacred Heart Church is a witness of the historic evolution

Japanese cathedral lives the memory of botanist French missionary

Japanese cathedral lives the memory of botanist French missionary

Pakistani Church preserves the relic of miraculous Portuguese saint

Pakistani Church preserves the relic of miraculous Portuguese saint

Indian Church relishes miracles of Saint Thomas, the Apostle

Indian Church relishes miracles of Saint Thomas, the Apostle

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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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Husband’s cancer leads Japanese woman to faith
Husband’s cancer leads Japanese woman to faith

Junko says that the support of the people of the parish saves and recharges her

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

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