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Japan diocese marks 400th anniversary of Christian martyrdom in Akita

On July 18, 1624, in what is now Akita City, 32 Christians, including 21 samurai and their family members, were martyred

Faith and community remembered at Yonezawa Martyrs Memorial Mass in Japan

Bishop Daisuke Narii of Niigata focused on the profound impact of martyrdom, tracing back to the sacrifice of the 53 martyrs of Yonezawa

Caritas Internationalis head appeals for global crusade against human trafficking

Be mindful of the many people in this world who have been stripped of their human dignity and driven to the brink of despair

Catholic prelate in Japan calls for reevaluation of defense policies

Bishop Berndt called for a shift toward genuine peace efforts that respect all communities and their right to live without the threat of war

Minority of East Asian adults view childbearing as societal duty for...

The decision to have children should lie with women, moving away from traditional beliefs about societal obligations.

Japan, China experts discuss Fukushima water release

Japan and China have been at loggerheads over the discharge of the wastewater, which was used to cool the reactors after the 2011 meltdown

Photos: Holy Week in Japan

This year, close to 100,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Tokyo are observing the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Faith leaders reaffirm commitment to peace in Tokyo

"We denounce war and violence, recognizing its violation of the sacred principle of upholding the sanctity of life and human dignity"

Asian bishops elect Indian, Filipino prelates as next heads 

The FABC is a voluntary association of episcopal conferences in Asia that was established with the approval of the Holy See

Cardinal Bo: Lent is ‘365 days of real suffering’

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo said Lent teaches the human family great lessons about “liberation from oppression, self-purification, and hope”. 

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