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In a land area of 3,642 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the entire civil province of Zambales and Olongapo City. It remains a suffragan of San Fernando, Pampanga, and its titular patron is St. Augustine whose feast is celebrated August 28.Zambales is subdivided into 13...
Pyay Diocese covers 50,292 square kilometers and the whole Rakhine State, in the extreme west of Myanmar. One township in the extreme Southern Chin State, the extreme northern part of Bago Division has six townships and the extreme southern part of Magwe Division includes six...

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