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Guiyang is located in central Guizhou province, situated on the east of the Yungui Plateau, and on the north bank of the Nanming River, a branch of the Wu River. The city has an elevation of about 1,100 meters. It has an area of 8,034 square kilometers. "Zhu" is the abbreviation for Guiyang...
Tellicherry archdiocese belongs to the Syro Malabar Church and covers the territory of Kannur and Kasargode districts in...

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Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Kyoto cathedral lives the memory of brave Japanese martyrs

Kyoto cathedral lives the memory of brave Japanese martyrs

Vietnamese cathedral offered sanctuary to slain president

Vietnamese cathedral offered sanctuary to slain president

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

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

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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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Church backs elderly victims of retired Guatemalan general
Church backs elderly victims of retired Guatemalan general

Manuel Benedicto Lucas García, considered 'one of the bloodiest generals in the history of Latin America,' is on trial for genocide

Experts at Rome meet delve into historical abuses of power
Experts at Rome meet delve into historical abuses of power

The abuse crisis has affected not only how people see saints from the past, but also future candidates, they said

Pope: A better world can't be built 'lying on the couch'
Pope: A better world can't be built 'lying on the couch'

Pope Francis was speaking to Italian schoolchildren involved in the National Network of Schools of Peace

Japanese nationals targeted in Pakistan suicide attack
Japanese nationals targeted in Pakistan suicide attack

Japan has issued an alert to its nationals living in Pakistan in response to the incident in Karachi

Global leaders call for calm after reported Israeli strike on Iran
Global leaders call for calm after reported Israeli strike on Iran

Israel had warned it would hit back after Iran fired missiles and drones in retaliation for a deadly April 1 air strike

Pakistan’s oldest priest passes away at 97
Pakistan’s oldest priest passes away at 97

Father Melito Dias died in Karachi due to old age complications

Sri Lankan Church skeptical of opposition poll promise
Sri Lankan Church skeptical of opposition poll promise

The main opposition and a left-leaning party assure Cardinal Ranjith of an international probe into the Easter Sunday attack

Indian Catholic priests face charges after Hindu mob attacks school
Indian Catholic priests face charges after Hindu mob attacks school

Police in southern Telangana state file criminal case for promoting enmity between religions against principal and manager

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