Pope to Japanese bishops: remember your martyrs

Posted September 20, 2017 11:16 pm by Hannah Russo

Pope to Japanese bishops: remember your martyrs

In a letter to Japanese bishops, Pope Francis urges his brother prelates to use the example of their country’s martyrs as an inspiration to continue their mission of evangelization amid modern-day challenges. The pope recalled the numerous martyrs in Japan, including Paul Miki and his 25 companions, who were killed in hatred of the faith in 1597, during a period of strong persecution in the country.
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