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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nanchang is an archdiocese based in the city of Nanchang in China. Nanchang is the capital and largest city of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China. As of November 2017, the total population in Nanchang...
Wanzhou diocese covers Wanzhou district and eight counties in a mountainous area. The eight counties are Chengkou, Fengjie, Kaxian, Liangping, Wushan, Wuxi, Yunyang and Zhongxian. It currently has an estimated 60,000 Catholics scattered along the Yangtze...

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Vietnamese Cathedral bears testimony to history and heritage

Vietnamese Cathedral bears testimony to history and heritage

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Brunei cathedral, a haven for migrant Catholics

Brunei cathedral, a haven for migrant Catholics

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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Senior Buddhist monk shot dead in Myanmar
Senior Buddhist monk shot dead in Myanmar

An official report, citing local authorities, said security patrol opened fire after the monk did not pull over as instructed

Leveraging women’s voting power at India’s 2024 polls
Leveraging women’s voting power at India’s 2024 polls

The general election outcomes are promising for women’s enhanced empowerment

Muslim man lynched in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy
Muslim man lynched in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy

The killing comes less than a month after a Christian was lynched by Muslim mob for allegedly defaming Quran

India's Eastern Church came back from the brink of a split
India's Eastern Church came back from the brink of a split

Five prelates questioned the threat of automatic ex-communication of priests for refusing to accept a rubric

Chinese province to ‘Sinicize’ Christian weddings, funerals
Chinese province to ‘Sinicize’ Christian weddings, funerals

State-run bodies aims to limit liturgical elements of Christianity, introduce Chinese folklores and political elements

Yet another Indian state to criminalize religious conversions
Yet another Indian state to criminalize religious conversions

The pro-Hindu party ruled Rajasthan state to become the 12th Indian state to enact a draconian law to criminalize religious conversions

Climate change sinks Bangladesh’s seacoast, people’s hopes
Climate change sinks Bangladesh’s seacoast, people’s hopes

After cyclone Gales tore down homes in 2007, many fishermen packed up what was left of their belongings and moved inland

Indonesian nuns step in to end violence against women
Indonesian nuns step in to end violence against women

Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province has recorded rising cases of crimes against women and children in recent times

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