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In a land area of 5,299 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers two civil districts -- Ranchi and...
In a land area of 11,050 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers four districts -- East Sumba, Central Sumba, West Sumba, and Southwest...

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Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Vietnam’s Phat Diem Cathedral resembles a Buddhist pagoda

Vietnam’s Phat Diem Cathedral resembles a Buddhist pagoda

Marian Parish, the home of Brunei’s most famous Catholic

Marian Parish, the home of Brunei’s most famous Catholic

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

Vietnam’s Marian Church with a feminist charm

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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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New archaeological discovery in Israel opens window to Christian pilgrims
New archaeological discovery in Israel opens window to Christian pilgrims

Experts suggest pilgrims left their personal mark in form of ship drawings on walls of Byzantine-era church in northern Negev

US bishops' body to offer 'analysis' of transgenderism and consecrated life
US bishops' body to offer 'analysis' of transgenderism and consecrated life

USCCB's Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance to give guidelines that 'hopefully will be helpful to any bishop'

Pope stresses need for urgent political action to guide AI
Pope stresses need for urgent political action to guide AI

Pope Francis addressed leaders at the G7's special 'outreach' session dedicated to artificial intelligence

Chinese #MeToo activist sentenced to 5 years in jail
Chinese #MeToo activist sentenced to 5 years in jail

Journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin was sentenced alongside labor activist Wang Jianbing, a group of their supporters said

Myanmar junta orders people around Sittwe to evacuate
Myanmar junta orders people around Sittwe to evacuate

The state capital is one of the few holdouts for the military in western Rakhine state against the advancing rebels

Zero allocation in budget irks Pakistan's minorities
Zero allocation in budget irks Pakistan's minorities

The paltry fund earmarked for the welfare of minority communities in the 2023-24 fiscal year has been slashed

Myanmar’s army bombs villages to stop advancing rebels
Myanmar’s army bombs villages to stop advancing rebels

Myanmar’s embattled military junta is resorting to indiscriminate bombings and brutal atrocities to hold back advancing rebel forces

Church in political soup of its own making in India’s Odisha
Church in political soup of its own making in India’s Odisha

The pro-Hindu BJP, with its history of targeting tribal and Dalit Christians, has swept into power in the eastern state

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