Assumption nuns’ first Asian head focuses on marginalized

Assumption nun Rekha Chennattu, the first Asian elected to head the global Paris-based congregation, says her priority will be to serve people on the margins of society. Continue reading

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Once hidden, the history of Japanese Christianity gains UN recognition

Places of major importance for Japanese Christianity, including the Nagasaki basilica commemorating 26 Catholic martyrs, have been selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Continue reading

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Japanese bishops: Vatican mindset doesn’t fit Asian church

Japan’s bishops have publicly responded to a Vatican survey of global Catholics’ views on family issues, stating bluntly that church teachings are not known in their country and the Vatican’s Europe-centric view hampers efforts at evangelization in places where Catholics represent a small minority of the population. Continue reading

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Remember the witness of your martyrs, Pope tells Japanese bishops

In a letter to Japanese bishops, Pope Francis urges his brother prelates to use the example of their country’s martyrs as an inspiration to continue their mission of evangelization amid modern-day challenges. Continue reading

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Samurai martyr beatified in Japan

A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Child pornography charges increasing in Japan

Japan’s National Police Agency has reported that investigations for the possession and distribution of child pornography reached record levels in 2017, the result of a large database of pornography buyers seized by Tokyo police last May. The database, listing some 7,000 purchasers of child pornography, included people professionally responsible for children, among them elementary school teachers and administrators, government officials, and police officers. Continue reading

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What’s Life Like for the Refugees in South Sudan?

The church is a sacred place where people come not only to pray and worship, but also to meet with other believers. In these meetings people receive and give encouragement, support, and service to one another. Continue reading

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Seminar on Bro. Tsuda

A 2-hour talk will be held at Naruto Parish on June 11, 2018 at 2pm. Bro Yagi’s brother will be the main speaker. Continue reading

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Oblate Delegation of China

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Oblate Province of Colombo

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