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Pope Francis in Japan - Latest News
Nov 27, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- “Most of Japanese people don’t know we exist,” Minori Takeuchi told CNA last week.
Nov 25, 2019 - 01:35 pm .- The image used at a papal Mass in Nagasaki had an additional significance: It is a sculpture of Mary that survived the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945.
Nov 25, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis met Monday with Emperor Naruhito of Japan. It was the first meeting of the two less, less than two weeks since Naruhito completed the rituals that made him the newest emperor in the world’s oldest continuous hereditary throne.
Nov 24, 2019 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis prayed for peace Sunday at the site of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, where he called for an end to war and the threat of nuclear weapons.
Nov 23, 2019 - 11:30 pm .- On the Feast of Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not be indifferent to evil, but to bear witness to hope and to the kingdom of God still to come.
Nov 23, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- For centuries, Japanese intellectuals, emperors, and missionaries have asked the same question: What does it mean to be both Japanese and Catholic?
Nov 23, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Wearing a t-shirt with a cartoon image of Pope Francis, Minori Takeuchi energetically bounces while she walks outside Joseph Hall, switching between English and Japanese as she tells friends to come to the library.
Nov 23, 2019 - 04:30 am .- In a meeting with bishops in Tokyo Saturday, Pope Francis recalled his former desire to be a missionary to Japan, praising those who carried the faith there before him.
Nov 20, 2019 - 05:25 pm .- Though it is mostly an irreligious country, seemingly untroubled by matters of the hereafter, Japan is over-run with festivals and holidays dedicated to the Buddhist and Shinto gods.
Nov 20, 2019 - 04:00 am .- The Archbishop of Tokyo, Isao Kikuchi, spoke with CNA about the challenge for Japanese Catholic churches to keep Catholics engaged, in the face of ongoing population decline and growing religious apathy from Japanese youth.
Nov 18, 2019 - 05:01 am .- In a video message to the country of Japan Nov. 18, Pope Francis said he prays that the power of nuclear weapons will never again be used in the world.
Nov 4, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- Efforts by the Catholic Church to evangelize the Japanese population have frequently collided with roadblocks, according to Archbishop of Tokyo Isao Kikuchi, but the Church is still finding some ways to proclaim the Gospel.
Oct 30, 2019 - 01:02 pm .- Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Japan in November will include a meeting with people affected by the country’s “triple disaster,” when a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011 triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.