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Situated in the centre of Kerala, the eparchy of Kothamangalam with 4,800 square kilometers covers the taluks of Kothamangalam, Devikulam, Kunnathunad, Udumbanchola and...
Tiruvalla archdiocese belongs to the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church with the eparchies of Bathery and Muvattupuzha as its suffragans. The diocesan headquarters is in Tiruvalla, in the district of Pathanamthitta. Tiruvalla is administered by a municipality. The township is a medium sized in nature...

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St. Pedro Calungsod, Filipino lay martyr and patron of catechists

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St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino layman who became a martyr in Japan

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Church leaders deny 'reconversion' claim by India's Hindu groups
Church leaders deny 'reconversion' claim by India's Hindu groups

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Indonesian Catholic politician accused of human trafficking
Indonesian Catholic politician accused of human trafficking

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Fear of Jemaah Islamiyah resurgence grips Malaysia

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India flays tribal warning against sealing Myanmar border
India flays tribal warning against sealing Myanmar border

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Vatican envoy attends presidential inauguration in Taiwan
Vatican envoy attends presidential inauguration in Taiwan

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National pilgrimage across Amercia launched

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Talitha Kum celebrates 15th anniversary
Talitha Kum celebrates 15th anniversary

Around delegates from 90 countries gather in Rome for the organization's 2nd General Assembly and 15th anniversary

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