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Haizhou is a district belonging to Fuxin, a prefecture-level city of the Liaoning Province, in the People's Republic of China...
In a land area of 4,364.72 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the civil Province of Oriental Mindoro.Oriental Mindoro is a province of the Philippines located in the island of Mindoro under MIMAROPA region in Luzon, about 140 km southwest of Manila. The province is bordered by the...

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Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Vietnam’s Phat Diem Cathedral resembles a Buddhist pagoda

Vietnam’s Phat Diem Cathedral resembles a Buddhist pagoda

Vietnam’s wooden cathedral enlivens the dream of French missionary

Vietnam’s wooden cathedral enlivens the dream of French missionary

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

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

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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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Pakistani brothers accused of blasphemy released
Pakistani brothers accused of blasphemy released

They were detained on suspicion of defacing the Holy Qur’an in Jaranwala where a mob vandalized Christian homes and churches

Collapse of illegal gold mine puts focus on Venezuela's Indigenous people
Collapse of illegal gold mine puts focus on Venezuela's Indigenous people

Bulla Loca is an open-pit mine where hundreds of people worked without wages, selling whatever gold they could find each day

Cardinal says synodality is when 'people can open their hearts'
Cardinal says synodality is when 'people can open their hearts'

Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory featured in a podcast and discussion on 'A Listening Church in a Divided Nation'

Eliminating differences with gender ideology is terrible danger: pope
Eliminating differences with gender ideology is terrible danger: pope

Pope Francis made remarks while opening a global congress titled, 'Man-Woman: Image of God. For an Anthropology of Vocations'

8 injured in India cafe blast: state official
8 injured in India cafe blast: state official

Investigators suspect the bomb was an improvised device, are yet to determine the reason for the blast

Over 30 Christians, Catholic priest continue in Indian jails
Over 30 Christians, Catholic priest continue in Indian jails

Father Dominic Pinto and 10 others are booked under the draconian anti-conversion law in Uttar Pradesh

Climate change puts Bangladesh’s food security at stake
Climate change puts Bangladesh’s food security at stake

Prolonged hotter summer days and delayed monsoons negatively impact crop production, experts say

Indian army works to befriend Naga Christian village
Indian army works to befriend Naga Christian village

The Indian military is working hard to befriend people in a village where they killed 14 civilians by mistake

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