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The diocese of Maliana serves three districts located in the border areas between Timor Leste and Indonesia. These districts are Bobonaro, Covalima and Liquica. These areas are 3,141,78-square-kilometers...
Xiangtan is a prefecture-level city in Hunan province, China. The hometowns of several founding leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, including Chairman Mao Zedong, President Liu Shaoqi, and Marshal Peng Dehuai, are in the Xiangtan prefecture, as well...

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Nagasaki cathedral, a testimony of persecution and atomic bombing

Nagasaki cathedral, a testimony of persecution and atomic bombing

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Japanese cathedral lives the memory of botanist French missionary

Japanese cathedral lives the memory of botanist French missionary

Malaysian Church pays tribute to miraculous Saint Anthony

Malaysian Church pays tribute to miraculous Saint Anthony

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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 insurance agent keeps hopes alive with unwavering faith
Pakistani insurance agent keeps hopes alive with unwavering faith

Gill’s boss suggested he drop his Christian name from his visiting card, but he refused ‘because it would be rejecting my faith’

Caritas Philippines skeptical on agricultural land handouts
Caritas Philippines skeptical on agricultural land handouts

Landless farmers have been demanding the immediate distribution of agricultural land promised by President Marcos Jr.

Elections lay bare Catholic Church’s lost mission in Asia
Elections lay bare Catholic Church’s lost mission in Asia

The Christian inability to become a moral force in a democracy is costing the poor, minorities in poll-bound Asian nations

Korean diocese runs blood donation campaign during Lent
Korean diocese runs blood donation campaign during Lent

The blood donations seek to support people in need including leukemia patients

Iraqi cardinal calls on Christians to unite, end sectarianism
Iraqi cardinal calls on Christians to unite, end sectarianism

Some parties have eliminated 'national affiliation' and 'hurtfully' divided people along ethnic and religious lines, says Sako

HK dismisses global criticism against new security law
HK dismisses global criticism against new security law

The proposed law will bring further devastating consequences for human rights in the city, activist groups warned

Global theologians' forum opposes 'colonialization’ of Palestine
Global theologians' forum opposes 'colonialization’ of Palestine

Theologians' forum, which met in Kathmandu, Nepal, discussed religion and politics from the perspectives of liberation and care

Cardinal warns of schism as Rome halts German bishops' vote
Cardinal warns of schism as Rome halts German bishops' vote

German bishops persist with their reform plans, including a vote on Synodal Committee statutes

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