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Pope Francis arrives in Japan

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Welcome to Japan Pope Francis.

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Can’t imagine he’ll be drumming up too many new punters here.

He is not in Japan to drum up new punters.

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While I do not believe nor follow his religion,I sincerely hope people hear his message.

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The Holy Father is a genuine bridge-builder. May he be blessed with good health and stamina.

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Welcome, Pope Francis! His Pontiff is welcome in Japan. He believes in nuclear disarmament, and will make a speech in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thats a good thing.

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He should go to America the country responsible for Hiroshima and Nagasaki and tell them how bad nukes are. Americans still don't get it.

Same with Russia, both the US and Russians have thousands of nukes on standby.

Dear Pope, you should go to those countries first if you care about Nuclear disarmament. Japan has 0 nukes.

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.....call on the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

A needed call to peace. 'Blessed are the peacemakers'. I hope and pray the Pope's efforts are successful.

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Welcome Pope Francis.

the only country to have suffered atomic bombings -- in 38 years.

Bikini islands, Lop Nor in China, atolls of the Pacific, Algeria. 8 countries have detonated 2,056 nuclear test explosions

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I'd love to meet with a Pope one day, even though I've been forced out of any form of Religious association. To meet a person of strong belief and understand them is an act of enlightenment.

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mmwkdwNov. 25 01:05 am JSTI'd love to meet with a Pope one day, even though I've been forced out of any form of Religious association. To meet a person of strong belief and understand them is an act of enlightenment.

It would be nice to meet a 'Real McCoy' in religion, wouldn't it? Not just a 'pillar of the community' or an 'elder' but the real deal. I saw the funeral live on TV via satellite of Mother Teresa and the diverse audience of attendees - Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Sikh pallbearers, all reflected the respect she earned for her real piety. How many self-appointed 'bible-thumpers', 'fundamentalists', megachurch leaders, zealots, self-proclaimed prophets and such of any religion were there - zero.

That's one way you can tell.

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Konbare, Pope Francis!

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I hope the pope will also preach the gospel about Jesus Christ. That’s his main work.

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Pope has come to become a Buddhist.

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Can’t imagine he’ll be drumming up too many new punters here.

He is not in Japan to drum up new punters.

Catholicism, like most Christian sects, is in the business of proselytizing.

Are you saying he doesn’t want new punters?

I’m sure the pope would disagree.

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Can’t imagine he’ll be drumming up too many new punters here.

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