- Apr 9, 2021
As the number suicides in Japan mount amid the ongoing fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s bishops have issued a statement for the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’s visit last year calling, among other things, for solidarity with the poor and an end to discrimination against the infected.
A woman has filed a suit against the Catholic Church in Japan alleging that a priest raped her four decades ago, as the church’s unfolding worldwide sexual abuse crisis gradually reaches Japan.
The path to true peace requires the world to abolish nuclear weapons, an American bishop and a Japanese archbishop said as the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings at the end of World War II approached.
As the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of two Japanese cities approaches, the president of the county’s Catholic bishops’ conference called on the United States “as a Christian nation” to witness the Gospel of peace as lived by Jesus.
An English version of a book by Japan’s bishops appealing for the abolition of nuclear power is now available for free on the internet
Three major themes, all among the top priorities of Pope Francis’s pontificate, were front and center during his foreign trips in 2019.
The clergy sex abuse crisis is only beginning to be looked at in countries like Japan.
Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Japan in a very personal way Tuesday, spending the morning with his Jesuit confreres in the community that would have been his own had his dream to be a missionary come true.