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The Diocese of Mati today comprises the civil province of Davao Oriental, the easternmost portion of the Old Davao Province. It covers a land area of 5,146 square kilometers and a population of 626,000 of which 85 percent are Catholics. Its titular patron is San Nicolas de Tolentino. It has...
In a land area of 2,647 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the Civil Province of Ilocos Sur. The total population is...

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

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

Vietnamese cathedral holds the statue of miraculous Virgin Mary

Vietnamese cathedral holds the statue of miraculous Virgin Mary

French saints watch over Vietnam’s Christ the King Cathedral

French saints watch over Vietnam’s Christ the King Cathedral

Marian Basilica lives the memory of India’s sole Roman Catholic ruler

Marian Basilica lives the memory of India’s sole Roman Catholic ruler

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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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The World Wide Web and the new communication era
The World Wide Web and the new communication era

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the World Wide Web, this article delves into its transformation from a specialist tool to a mass media innovation, making information universally accessible, thanks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee's vision at CERN

Cardinal Parolin to discuss Lebanon’s crises
Cardinal Parolin to discuss Lebanon’s crises

Top Vatican official was invited by ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Lebanon and the Lebanese state officials

Pope calls on conflict-stricken nations to strive for peace
Pope calls on conflict-stricken nations to strive for peace

Francis urges negotiations to bring conflict in Ukraine Middle East and DR Congo to an end

Myanmar’s military apologizes, vows to probe monk's killing
Myanmar’s military apologizes, vows to probe monk's killing

PDF fears shooting of Munindabhivamsa is about inflaming religious tensions

Philippine rights activist cleared of drugs charge
Philippine rights activist cleared of drugs charge

A Philippine court has acquitted Leila de Lima of all charges on June 24, ending her six-year imprisonment

Indian bishops mourn loss of lives in hooch tragedy
Indian bishops mourn loss of lives in hooch tragedy

Fifty-seven have so far died while 150 are battling for life after consuming illicit liquor in southern Tamil Nadu state

Dalai Lama arrives in New York for knee treatment
Dalai Lama arrives in New York for knee treatment

Followers waited outside the Dalai Lama's Manhattan hotel in crushing heat hoping to catch a glimpse of the man

1 dead in South Korea battery plant fire
1 dead in South Korea battery plant fire

21 are 'unaccounted for' as the blaze continued to rage at lithium battery factory owned by Aricell in Hwaseong, near Seoul

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