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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."
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".
Nagasaki, November 24 188 Catholic martyrs beatified
The announcement was made by the Japanese Bishop’s Conference. Card. Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints will be present at the ceremony. Archbishop of Tokyo: preserving the faith gifted to us by our predecessors by their own blood, in our hearts.
Beatification cause of 188 Japanese martyrs proceeds
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has drawn up a petition to present to the pope. A fund-raising campaign has been launched to cover the expenses of the celebrations, which will not take place before May
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