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The Archdiocese of Tharae Nongsaeng is located in Sakon Nakhon Province, northeast of Thailand. It covers an area of 25,447 square kilometers and four provinces -- Kalasin, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom and Sakon Nakhon.The archdiocese has three suffragan dioceses -- Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon...
The diocese covers 7,823 square kilometers, including 18 civil administration units called taluks in five civil districts. Kumbakonam is the largest town in the diocese. Srigangam and Perambular are other important towns in the...

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Malaysian Cathedral enlivens the memories of Chinese migrants

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Malaysian Church’s unforgettable French missionary legacy

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Brunei’s St. John’s Church pays tribute to Spanish missionaries

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Sri Lanka’s St. Anthony cathedral promotes religious harmony, cultural diversity

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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

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Sri Lankan shrine stands tall despite Dutch persecution and civil war
Sri Lankan shrine stands tall despite Dutch persecution and civil war

Sri Lankan Catholics celebrate the centenary of Pope Benedict XV recognizing their Marian devotion

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Biggest Philippine drug bust triggers call for reform

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Singaporeans warned against scammers ahead of papal visit

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Indonesian pastor regrets remarks about Islamic rituals
Indonesian pastor regrets remarks about Islamic rituals

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Cambodia deports 130 Chinese after mass cybercrime arrests

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Taiwan diocese joins oldest city in marking 400th anniversary
Taiwan diocese joins oldest city in marking 400th anniversary

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New York senate bill to help protect houses of worship
New York senate bill to help protect houses of worship

Catholic body strongly supports adding trespassing on a house of worship to the state's parameters of a hate crime

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