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With a land area of 64,525 square kilometers, the diocese covers the civil districts of Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Nanded, Hingoli, Latur, Bhir and Osmanabad in Maharashtra state. Aurangabad is the biggest city in the diocese. Nanded, Latur and Osmanabad are other important...
In a land area of 41,217 square kilometers, the diocese of Bellary includes three revenue districts of Bellary, Raichur and Koppal in Karnataka...

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Malaysian Cathedral enlivens the memories of Chinese migrants

Malaysian Cathedral enlivens the memories of Chinese migrants

Malaysia’s St. Michael Church holds relics of Padre Pio

Malaysia’s St. Michael Church holds relics of Padre Pio

Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Indian Church beholds the memory of exiled Nepali Catholics

Indian Church relishes miracles of Saint Thomas, the Apostle

Indian Church relishes miracles of Saint Thomas, the Apostle

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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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Tribal groups in India's Manipur seek separate 'federal territory'
Tribal groups in India's Manipur seek separate 'federal territory'

Majority Meiteis and tribal Kuki-Zo people ‘cannot see eye to eye’ so not possible for them to co-exist, says Church leader

Divided land, disputed origins: India's Brokpa people
Divided land, disputed origins: India's Brokpa people

High in the icy Indian Himalayas, a long-isolated people recall origin myths of millennia-old migrations from afar

Catholic educators ask Indonesia to end corruption by lecturers
Catholic educators ask Indonesia to end corruption by lecturers

A magazine exposed greasing of palms by many lecturers to get their scientific articles published in academic journals 

China to impose ‘strict governance’ on Protestant churches
China to impose ‘strict governance’ on Protestant churches

State-approved bodies overseeing churches are 'not effective enough' to follow strict rules on religion, officials say

St. Mary Magdalene relic stolen from Salt Lake City cathedral
St. Mary Magdalene relic stolen from Salt Lake City cathedral

It appears to be an act of theft, not of vandalism, says Father Martin Diaz, rector of the Cathedral of the Madeleine

Catholic leaders call for peace, unity after Trump rally attack
Catholic leaders call for peace, unity after Trump rally attack

The former president was grazed by a bullet while the suspected gunman and at least one attendee are dead

Nepal's KP Sharma Oli appointed new PM
Nepal's KP Sharma Oli appointed new PM

The 72-year-old succeeds Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda who lost the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives

Indian troops kill 3 suspected militants in Kashmir
Indian troops kill 3 suspected militants in Kashmir

Muslim-majority Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence from British rule in 1947

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