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Pope Francis announces Japan visit in November

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At least he's picked a sensible month to travel. Not too hot and not too cold.

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Hey, I wonder if he will preach open borders to the Japanese like he did to the Americans...

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But... japan don't have borders ...

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Wonderful news!

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Hope he gets the lukewarm reception he deserves.

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You may not be Catholic, or even a little bit religious, but he is a visiting head of state. and the Catholic church has a rich history in Japan.

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You may not be Catholic, or even a little bit religious, but he is a visiting head of state. and the Catholic church has a rich history in Japan.

Lol! You do know the full history of Christianity in Japan, right?

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Do I know the full history of Christianity in Japan? No, I don't pretend to. But, I do know that Christians, both Japanese and foreign, were tortured and killed for their faith And yet, Christians and the Catholic church are still here.

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Plus, he likely wants to pay his respects to the new emperor.

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Interesting relationship between Japan and the Catholic Church; back in the day, the samurai used to make suspected Christians ”踏み絵”(Fumie) or step on a picture of Christ to show their allegiance to Japan and not the Catholic Church.

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