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Pope’s Prayer Intentions for December 2019

That every country takes the measures necessary to prioritize the future of the very young, especially those who are suffering.

Mission 2030 Prayer Intention for December 2019

In this season, may we not just exchange material gifts, but we may reach out and give consideration to the little ones and those in difficulty as an offering of our hearts to Jesus.

Catholics in the World

Out of the 126 million total population of Japan there are only 440,893 Japanese Catholics or 0.3% of the total population

The most number of Catholics are in Tokyo (97,656), Nagasaki,(60,933), Yokohama (55,466) and Osaka (49,438).

The least number are in Takamatsu (4,548), Oita (5,974), Naha (6,210) and Niigata (7,265)

How do these statistics ”speak” to you”?

(Sources: World Bank, 2018; Agency for Cultural Affairs, 2017; Vatican: Catholic Church Statistics 2018 Fides News Agency; Catholic Weekly, August 18, 2019)

 

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