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Tiny Indian diocese has 1,000 converts each year

September 02, 2011

The Diocese of Asansol, located in an overwhelmingly Hindu and Muslim area of eastern India, now has 29,000 Catholics--twice the number it had when it was founded in 1997. “We are a growing Church, and each year around 1,000 people find their way to the faith,” said Bishop Cyprian Monis, who has led the diocese since its founding.

In addition, the number of priests has tripled and now stands at 44.


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