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On holy ground: Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

On holy ground: Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

| Cindy Wooden | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of his trip to Thailand and Japan, Pope Francis said he found truth in the saying, “Lux ex oriente, ex occidente luxus,” or, as he roughly translated it, “the light comes from the East, and luxury, consumerism from the West.”

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Pope arrives in Japan — decades later than he’d hoped

Pope arrives in Japan — decades later than he’d hoped

| Cindy Wooden | November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Describing himself as a “missionary pilgrim,” Pope Francis finally fulfilled a more than five-decade-old desire to share the Gospel in Japan.

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Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.

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World Mission Sunday — Baptized and sent

World Mission Sunday — Baptized and sent

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for the Catholic Church throughout the world to publicly renew its commitment to be a missionary Church.

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With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

With November visit, Pope Francis to fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits that country, as well as Thailand, Nov. 20-26, the Vatican announced.

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On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

| Carol Glatz | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the bishops of Japan are renewing calls and prayers to build peace by abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide and promoting integral human development.

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Pope says he hopes to visit Japan in 2019

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan in 2019

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of Japanese visitors to the Vatican that he wants to visit Japan in 2019.

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Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an unusual move late Dec. 30, the pope had the Vatican press office and Vatican media distribute a copy of a famous photograph from the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

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Veterans get hero’s welcome after visit to war memorials in Washington

Veterans get hero’s welcome after visit to war memorials in Washington

| Tom Tracy | November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Minnesota native and Key West retiree Raymond Blazevic vividly remembers being drafted into the U.S. Navy and joining 70,000 other recruits at a boot camp just south of the Canadian border during World War II.

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Nagasaki girls’ choir brings message of peace to St. Paul

Nagasaki girls’ choir brings message of peace to St. Paul

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Aug. 9, just after 11 a.m., an unusual group marked a significant international anniversary together: Japanese school girls sang a special song to remember the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on that date in 1945.

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