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More Japanese evacuated from China virus epicenter as death toll climbs

Infections have been reported in at least 15 other countries and, with the appearance of the first case in Tibet, in every province and region of mainland China

Sex abuse survivors in Japan speak out

Bishops’ conference has conducted various probes investigating sexual abuse claims since 2002 but details have never been made public

Pope Francis concludes Asia visit, urges Christians to protect life

The great religions teach tolerance, harmony, and mercy, not fear, division, and conflict, he told Japanese youth

Pope Francis pays tribute to Japanese martyrs

Pope urged the people of Japan never to forget their heroic sacrifice

Pope calls for international unity against weapons of mass destruction

In a world where millions live in inhumane conditions there’s no excuse to squander money on such destructive weapons, pope said

The Filipino fighting for a Japanese samurai’s sainthood

As Pope Francis visits Japan, an 83-year-old Filipino historian is hoping the pontiff will recognize a Japanese samurai who once offered his life for...

Pope Francis calls attention to increasing rates of suicide in Japan

The pontiff told Japanese bishops that the lives of the country's young people need special care and protection

Work trumps religion in Japan, Oblate priest says

Catholics in Japan are a minute minority, numbering around 536,000, or just 0.42 percent of the population. But that won’t prevent them from welcoming Pope Francis...

Pope calls on Japanese people to protect life

Japan is well aware of the suffering caused by war, pope says in message prior to visit

‘Pope of the margins’ to shine Church’s role in Asian societies

Pope Francis follows the tradition of St. Paul who traveled to encourage and evangelize small Christian communities

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