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The diocesan territory of 11,298 square kilometers covers four districts of Bhojpur, Buxar, Kaimur and Rohtas in the southwestern part of Bihar state, known as the Shahabad region. The flat alluvial bed of the Ganges spreads along the upper half of the territory in northern Bhojpur and...
Lingling, the former name of Yongzhou, is one of two urban districts of Yongzhou City, Hunan Province, China. It is located on the south of the city proper, and lies to the eastern border of Guangxi. The district is bordered to the north by Dong'an...
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. St. Pedro Calungsod, Filipino lay martyr and patron of catechists

This Filipino layman martyr saint could be rightly called the patron of infant baptism because it was after the baptism of an infant through his instrumentality that on 2nd April 1672 Pedro was martyred along with his companion missionary Fr. Diego San Vitores who baptised the infant. This infant was of a mother who got converted to Catholicism.

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

Lorenzo Ruiz, also called Saint Lorenzo of Manila, is a Filipino saint venerated in the Catholic Church. A Chinese-Filipino, he became his country's protomartyr after his execution in Japan by the Tokugawa Shogunate during its persecution of Japanese Christians in the 17th century.

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St. Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong and companions laid the foundation of Korean Catholic Church

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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The cruel fate of Pakistan's Christian martyrs
The cruel fate of Pakistan's Christian martyrs

The public and the government turn a blind eye to sacrifices made by the country's Christian community

Bangladesh boat tragedy kills 33 Hindus ahead of major fest
Bangladesh boat tragedy kills 33 Hindus ahead of major fest

Accidents due to lax rules, poor safety, and overcrowding kill hundreds in frequent ferry tragedies in Bangladesh

Filipino Church groups seek aid for typhoon survivors
Filipino Church groups seek aid for typhoon survivors

Typhoon Noru, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, has killed at least six, toppled trees and flooded areas

Sri Lankan cardinal seeks local body polls
Sri Lankan cardinal seeks local body polls

Elections will provide an opportunity for the people to express their sentiments about the government

India’s top court seeks details of ‘fraud’ conversions
India’s top court seeks details of ‘fraud’ conversions

The federal government told to respond to a petition seeking stricter measures to curb religion change

Pope Francis decries Myanmar school attack
Pope Francis decries Myanmar school attack

Renews appeal for peace amid outrage over air strike in predominantly Christian region that killed at least 11 children

Welcome, support all migrants, pope says
Welcome, support all migrants, pope says

Pope Francis also made urgent appeals for peace in Myanmar, Ukraine and Cameroon

Six Filipinos killed in powerful typhoon
Six Filipinos killed in powerful typhoon

The Philippines is regularly ravaged by storms, with scientists warning they are becoming more powerful because of climate change

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