The diocese was erected on March 21, 1961. It is located in the northwestern part of Taiwan. It covers 4,573 square kilometers and includes Hsinchu City, the counties of Hsinchu, Taoyuan and Miaoli. Population: 3.3 million, mainly Hakka, with a Taiwanese aboriginal minority in the southeastern part of the county.
With 4,750 square kilometers, Hsinchu county is located in the northwestern part of Taiwan and three sides are surrounded by mountains.
There are 13 parishes in Hsinchu city, which covers 104.1 square kilometers and has a population of 402,695 as of July 2008.
Hsinchu stretches out over 13.5 kilometers from the west to the east, 12 kilometers from the north to the south, and has a coastline of 19.5 kilometers, which includes Toucian River, Keya River, Sanhsing River, and Yianshueigang River running through it.
There are 23 parishes in Hsinchu county, which covers 1,428 square kilometers and has a population of 500,025 as of July 2008.
Hsinchu County lies in northwest Taiwan, with Taoyuan County to its north, Miaoli County to its south, the Taiwan Strait to its west, and Hsuehshan Mountain Range and Tabachienshan to its east. Three sides are surrounded by mountains. The highest area with an average elevation at 3,000 meters of the county is located on Hsuehshan Mountain Range at the border with Ilan and Taichung counties in southeast, and run down-slope from east to west until 20 meters to 30 meters near the border of Hsinchu City.
Hsinchu city is a high-tech community blessed with mountain and coastal scenery.
There are 31 parishes in Taoyuan county, which covers 1,221 square kilometers and has a population of 1.9 million as of July 2008.
Taoyuan in Chinese means "peach blossom garden" and Taoyuan County used to be the main source of all peach blossoms in Taiwan, even though the plant is no l
This fabled church is also known by its Syriac name Mar Sleeva (Holy Cross) Church
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica at Fort Kochi is one of the finest churches and a historic but also a landmark in Kerala state of southern India. Santa Cruz Church blends Indo-European and Gothic architectural style that draws tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year. The cathedral is a great place of devotion and historic significance that survived colonial conquests and invasions to the city.
Mokama Marian shrine on the southern bank of Ganges River bears the legacy persecuted Nepali Catholics banished from their homeland to India for refusing to renounce their faith. Our Lady of Divine Grace Church at Mokama stands about 90 kilometers from Patna, the capital of eastern Indian state of Bihar. Mother Mary is popularly known as Mokama Mata (Mother of Mokama). The church was built to honor Mary in 1947.
Our Lady of Akita Catholic Church is Yuzawadai is among the most famous churches in Japan. The church shot into global fame thanks to a wooden statue of Blessed Virgin Mary that wept 101 times and Marian apparitions to Japanese nun Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa that miraculously healed her hearing impairment. Japanese wooden sculptor Saburo Wakasa from Akita city carved the now-famous miraculous statue of Virgin Mary in 1963.
The Church of the Visitation in Seremban relishes the treasured legacy of pioneering French missionaries who introduced Catholicism in Kuala Lumpur and surrounding region in the 19th century. The first and oldest Church in Kuala Lumpur became a springboard of evangelization following the arrival of French missionary priest Father Pierre Favre from Paris Foreign Mission Society (MEP). Before settling down in Seremban he carried out missionary activities in the area from hismission station in Malacca.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Church in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state, is the mother church in the tribal belt of eastern India, where Belgian Jesuits laid the foundation of Catholicism in 19th century. This brownish Church, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary, stands on Dr. Camil Bulcke Path and nestles between St. Xavier’s College and St. Albert Major Seminary.
Basilica of Our Lady of Graces in Sardhana is a historic church that lives the memory of love and benevolence of the sole female Roman Catholic ruler in India. Our Lady of Graces Church of Sardhana stands at Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh of northern India. Consecrated in 1822, this 200-feet long church with a high central dome over the main altar, is one of the largest churches in northern India.
Saint Thomas Cathedral Basilica at Mylapore is a monumental declaration on ancient root of Christianity in India. The church was built over the tomb of St. Thomas, the Apostle who is believed to have preached Christianity in India. The cathedral preserves 2000-year-old bones of the saint and the lance that pierced him to death. Popularly known as Santhome Church, the cathedral at Chennai (formerly Madras) in Tamil Nadu state was constructed during the Portuguese era in the 16th century. “San Thome” assumes its name from St. Thomas.