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Asian Catholic Dioceses Directory

Diocese of Loikaw

Loikaw Diocese located in Kayah State, is the smallest of all 14 States and Divisions in Myanmar. It covers an area of 4,500 square miles, mostly hills and mountains. It borders to Thailand in the East, Shan State in the North, and Karen State in the West and...

Diocese of Quilon

In a land area of 1,950 square kilometres, the diocese of Quilon comprises major part of the civil district of Kollam, the taluk of Karthikappally and portions of Mavelikkara and Chengannur. A small portion of Pathanamthitta district (Parumala) also falls within the diocese of...

Japan’s oldest Catholic Church stands tests of time

Japan’s oldest Catholic Church stands tests of time

Japanese cathedral lives the memory of botanist French missionary

Japanese cathedral lives the memory of botanist French missionary

Japanese Church with a famed statue of weeping Virgin Mary

Japanese Church with a famed statue of weeping Virgin Mary

Kyoto cathedral lives the memory of brave Japanese martyrs

Kyoto cathedral lives the memory of brave Japanese martyrs

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St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions

Andrew Kim Taegon was the first Korea-born Catholic priest ordained by the French Bishop Jean-Joseph-Jean-Baptiste Ferréol at Shanghai in 1844.

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St. Paul Miki and Companions

On Feb. 6, the Catholic Church honors the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki, a group of native Japanese Catholics and foreign missionaries who suffered death for their faith in the year 1597.

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St. Euphrasia Eluvathingal

Saint Euphrasia is a humble CMC nun who has personalized the prayer heritage of Carmel and lived according to the divine inspirations and rose to the heights of sanctity.

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Hong Kong civil servants arrested for sedition over social media posts
Hong Kong civil servants arrested for sedition over social media posts

Police said five other men were also investigated in relation to the case

Ex-seminarian’s gay marriage angers Filipino Catholics
Ex-seminarian’s gay marriage angers Filipino Catholics

The Philippines bans same-sex marriage, and it is the only country outside the Vatican that also does not allow civil divorce

Myanmar: Has the tide turned?
Myanmar: Has the tide turned?

ASEAN and religion step up as resistance against General Min Aung Hlaing mounts

Pakistan Church rejects sex allegations against archbishop
Pakistan Church rejects sex allegations against archbishop

A suspended priest has accused Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore of being a 'homosexual' in a video posted on social media

Papuan scribe bags Indonesia's press freedom award
Papuan scribe bags Indonesia's press freedom award

Victor Mambor, co-founder of tabloid Jubi, is often targeted for reporting on human rights issues

Taiwan holds military drill amid fears of invasion
Taiwan holds military drill amid fears of invasion

Foreign minister Joseph Wu has accused China of using Nancy Pelosi's visit as a pretext for military action

Indonesian Catholics hold tourism fest amid Komodo row
Indonesian Catholics hold tourism fest amid Komodo row

Government postpones introducing controversial entry ticket hikes at famed national park until next year

Torrential rain, flooding kill seven in South Korean capital
Torrential rain, flooding kill seven in South Korean capital

The downpours were the heaviest recorded since 1942 and authorities warned of more rain to come

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