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Pope Francis in Japan 2019

Pope Francis in Japan 2019

Pope’s Prayer Intentions for October 2019

That the breath of the Holy Spirit engenders a new missionary "spring" in the Church.

Mission 2030 Prayer Intention for October 2019

During this Extraordinary Missionary Month we, members of God's family, ask you, Father, for the strength to share the joy of the Gospel with the Japanese society and the world. May we strive to constantly listen to Your call and follow Christ's example of loving service.

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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