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In a land area of 1,359 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers all the territories that constitute the jurisdiction of Basilan Province.Basilan province is composed of twin component cities (Lamitan and Isabela) and 11 municipalities (Lantawan, Maluso, Sumisip, Tipo-Tipo, Albarka, Ungkaya...
The diocese covers Henan's provincial capital of Zhengzhou and prefectural cities of Xuchang and Pingdingshan, with a total territorial area of 20,324 square...

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Nagasaki cathedral, a testimony of persecution and atomic bombing

Nagasaki cathedral, a testimony of persecution and atomic bombing

Vietnamese Cathedral bears testimony to history and heritage

Vietnamese Cathedral bears testimony to history and heritage

Nagasaki basilica immortalizes 26 martyrs of Japan

Nagasaki basilica immortalizes 26 martyrs of Japan

Singapore’s Good Shepherd Cathedral holds French saint’s relics

Singapore’s Good Shepherd Cathedral holds French saint’s relics

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

The theme for the gathering in Ciampino, south of Rome, was 'Synodal Youth Ministry: New Leadership Styles and Strategies'

Tech leaders discuss AI and well-being at Vatican meet
Tech leaders discuss AI and well-being at Vatican meet

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'

The rally outside parliament came on the same day China carried out a second day of war games

Rescue effort begins after massive landslide in Papua New Guinea
Rescue effort begins after massive landslide in Papua New Guinea

At least four bodies have been recovered, but there are fears hundreds more may be entombed, says UN official

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

A court-appointed panel holds power in the crisis-ridden second-largest Protestant denomination in the country

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

Daniel Frits Maurits Tangkilisan is fifth activist jailed during the regime of ex-president Joko Widodo

Many feared dead in massive landslide in Papua New Guinea
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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