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In a land area of 2,647 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the Civil Province of Ilocos Sur. The total population is...
With a land area of 67,482 square kilometers, the eparchy covers the districts of Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu state; Mysore, Mandya, Hassan, Kodagu, Chickmagalore, Chamrajnagar, Shimoga, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka state; and Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasargod in Kerala...

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St. Joseph Cathedral of Kuching bears legacy of independence heroes

St. Joseph Cathedral of Kuching bears legacy of independence heroes

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Vietnam’s Tac Say Cathedral lives the memory of martyred priest

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Indian Church relishes miracles of Saint Thomas, the Apostle

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Vietnam’s Phat Diem Cathedral resembles a Buddhist pagoda

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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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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

Oregon bishop bars blessings for same-sex couples in diocese
Oregon bishop bars blessings for same-sex couples in diocese

Bishop Liam S. Cary does not believe blessings for couples could be carried out in a 'scandal-free' manner in his diocese

Papal preacher takes to social media for Lent season
Papal preacher takes to social media for Lent season

Cardinal Cantalamessa preaches to the pope and members of the Roman Curia most Fridays during Advent and Lent

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