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JAPAN - VATICAN
The Japanese Church ready to celebrate Takayama Ukon, "samurai of Christ"
The Bishops' Conference of Japan sent to Rome the documents needed to open the cause of beatification of the feudal lord who challenged the empire by keeping his faith. His example and teachings paved the way for the evangelisation of Japan. "He led a life appropriate to a saint."
09/02/2017 15:03:00 JAPAN – VATICAN
Fr Mario Bianchin: Justo Takayama Ukon, a model of imitable holiness
The "holy Samurai" was beatified on Tuesday. Out of the age of Japanese martyrs, "Takayama Ukon [. . .] presents the model of the testimony of life in Christ (martyrdom in fact), to which every believer in Christ is called.” The PIME regional superior in Japan gives his thoughts about the new Blessed.
07/02/2017 14:46:00 JAPAN - VATICAN
Justo Takayama Ukon, "Samurai of Christ", beatified
For Card Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Blessed leaves an “extraordinary witness of the Christian faith". Catholics rejoice for the Blessed, a 17th century martyr. The Gospel is not "foreign to Japanese culture".
22/01/2016 20:30:00 JAPAN – VATICAN
Takayama Ukon, “Christ’s samurai," to be beatified
Pope Francis signs the decree on the martyrdom of the Servant of God Justo Takayama, who died in exile in the Philippines for refusing to give up his beliefs. For PIME regional superior in Japan, “this is fantastic news that brings great joy to the Church in Japan.” Takayama’s “song of love song and faith for the Christian proclamation.
10/11/2014 JAPAN - VATICAN
Ukon Takayama, the 'Samurai of Christ', to be beatified in 2015
Card Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, confirmed reports to a Japanese delegation that visited the Vatican a few days ago. A big celebration is the works for the 400th anniversary of the death of the feudal lord, who gave up fame and fortune in order not to repudiate Christ. The announcement also increases the likelihood of a papal visit to Japan.
09/06/2014 JAPAN - VATICAN
Japanese bishops: A future papal visit, a real chance for peace
Peter Takeo Okada, Archbishop of Tokyo and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan, talks about the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and pope Francis. During the talks, Abe invited the Pope in the Asian country: "We are determined to pray and make every effort to make possible a visit of the Pope to Japan".
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