» 09/18/2017, 12.27
JAPAN - VATICAN
Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
Archbishop Kikuchi: In tune with the Pope and Card. Filoni for mission in Japan
The bishop of Niigata and President of Caritas Japan comments on yesterday’s papal message sent to the bishops of Japan. The journey stages of Card. Filoni, which will also touch Fukushima. The question of the relationship with the Neocatechumenal Way is still "unresolved".
18/09/2017 09:24:00 VATICAN - JAPAN
Pope to Japanese Bishops: Be the salt and light of society, even going against the trends
During the pastoral visit of Card. Fernando Filoni, Prefect of Propaganda Fide, to the Land of the Rising Sun, Pope Francis urges the bishops and the Japanese Church to renew their missionary commitment to society, marked by suicides, divorces, religious formalism, material and spiritual poverty. The request to collaborate with ecclesial movements, perhaps in memory of the controversy with the Neocatechumenal Way.
11/01/2011 VATICAN – JAPAN
Pope reverses five-year suspension of Neocatechumenal Way in Japan
Benedict XVI brings together Japanese bishops and Curia officials to encourage a dialogue with members of the Way to reduce tensions between those who focus on proclaiming the Gospel and those who favour dialogue.
20/03/2015 VATICAN - JAPAN
Missionaries and 'Hidden Christians' still guide the Japanese Church, pope tells the country's bishops
During the Japanese prelates' ad limina visit, Francis focuses on the role played by foreign missionaries and Nagasaki's Catholics who refused to give up their faith. Bishops have to be "brothers and fathers to their priests, take care of missionaries, and encourage the religious and the laity." His full address follows.
Pope: economic crisis demonstrates that only the word of God is solid
Opening the work of the synod, Benedict XVI takes his cue from the passage in the Gospel about the house built on sand and the house built on rock, to affirm that those who found their lives on success, career, and money are based upon "nothing." Evangelization, the role of the magisterium, and interreligious relations in the speech by Cardinal Ouellet.
Year of faith for Fukushima survivors, Japanese bishops say
The Bishops' Conference issues a message for all the faithful in Japan at the start of the Year of faith proclaimed by Benedict XVI. We live with "various problems" and "our society is filled with unvoiced cries." Let us start again from prayer and faith in the Saviour to find the light together.
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