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Regarding Mass Registration at St. Ignatius Church from August 2020

Due to the continuous increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Tokyo, Archbishop Kikuchi has sent new directives this month of August. He shows great concern that no positive cases will come out from church communities.

Only those who have registered online will be admitted. From now on “walk-ins” will not be admitted.

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As 2017 was drawing to a close, the horrors of war and people's yearnings for peace were on Pope Francis' mind and in his prayers. In an unusual move late Dec. 30, the Pope had the Vatican Press Office and Vatican media distribute a copy of a famous photograph from the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

 

The photo shows a young boy, about 10 years old, carrying his dead little brother on his back. The boy is taking his brother to be cremated. On the back of the card, Pope Francis wrote, "The fruit of war" and signed his name. Below his signature, he explained that the photo was taken by U.S. Marine Corps photographer Joseph Roger O'Donnell. After the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, O'Donnell was assigned to document the scenes. “The sadness of the child is expressed only by his lips, bitten and oozing blood,” the Pope wrote.

The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, printed a copy of the photograph and the Pope's explanation on the back page of its edition for Jan. 1, the Catholic Church's World Peace Day.
 

 

 

Respect for the Planet’s Resources

We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered but shared in a just and respectful manner.
 
 

Mission 2030 Prayer Intention: September 2020

With us are many persons who had to leave their country in search of a better future. We are called to receive them with maternal love, as brothers and sisters. Grant us Lord the courage, generosity, wisdom and insight necessary to help them.
 

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