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What does it mean to be Japanese and Catholic? Pope Francis in Japan raises the question Watch

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For centuries, Japanese intellectuals, emperors, and missionaries have asked the same question: What does it mean to be both Japanese and ... continue reading


Japanese Catholic youth: Pope Francis 'like a grandfather to us' Watch

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Wearing a t-shirt with a cartoon image of Pope Francis, Minori Takeuchi energetically bounces while she walks outside Joseph Hall, ... continue reading


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At Nagasaki ground zero, pope denounces 'unspeakable horror' of nuclear weapons Watch

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At the ground zero site of the 1945 nuclear attack on Nagasaki, Pope Francis said the threat of using nuclear weapons is not the way to ... continue reading


Economics must prioritize human dignity, pope tells Japanese authorities Watch

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In the measure of a country, concern for human dignity and life is more important than economic strength, Pope Francis told Japanese ... continue reading


Pope Francis in Hiroshima: 'Never again war' Watch

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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 ... continue reading


Pope to Thai bishops: Stand with the poor, the exploited Watch

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Pope Francis told bishops from Thailand and other countries in Asia Friday to stand with and intercede for their people, especially those ... continue reading


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Pope Francis in Thailand: Friendship with Jesus lights your path Watch

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Pope Francis told young people in Thailand Friday that the secret to happiness is to be deeply rooted in faith in Jesus Christ. Bangkok, ... continue reading


Merciful care should affirm the dignity of the sick, pope tells Catholic hospital in Thailand Watch

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The dignity of the human person can be recognized and affirmed through loving medical care to the sick and injured, Pope Francis told the ... continue reading


Catholic Church in India launches website to help widows remarry Watch

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The Catholic Church in Kerala is hoping to help widows in India - who often suffer from social stigmas - through its new matchmaking ... continue reading


China defends detention of Muslims in Xinjiang Watch

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The Chinese government is defending its policy of mass detention and re-education of Muslims in the country's northwest as an appropriate ... continue reading


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