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Abe meets pope

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Pope Francis shake hands during a private audience at the Vatican on Friday.

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I wonder if the Pope asked Abe why more Japanese aren't Catholics.

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I wonder if the Pope asked Abe why more Japanese aren't Catholics.

Nah, no need for such silly question from the man. I hear Pope Francis is a real people man, and would not question other believes. He cares more about religious teaching of the world peace, equality, hunger and poverty elimination, etc.

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PM Abe is the leader of a nation of 127 million people. The Pope is a world leader of more than 1 billion Catholics.

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A beautiful moment ! . . . .

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He cares more about religious teaching of the world peace, equality, hunger and poverty elimination, etc.

Kenny76 -- well said. I hope Abe came away from his meeting with a greater sense of what it means to be a true "world leader", rather than just a politician. Leadership requires a true moral compass and conviction, not just doing what is politically or economically expedient.

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The Catholic Church has played an extensive part in Japan's history.

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sensei The Catholic Church has played an extensive part in Japan's history.

Yes, indeed. Saint Francis Xavier is smiling - I'm sure God opened the curtains of heaven for him to see this. It is, indeed, a beautiful moment.

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A world leader in its truest sense! A real message of peace to the whole world!

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Spot on jerseyboy and sensei258 !

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Surprised Abe didn't burst into flames.

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