China has come under particular fire in recent years for its treatment of religious minorities.
On the 6th of February, we commemorate twenty-six martyrs killed in 1597 in Nagasaki.
Winemaking was present in Japan in the seventeenth century, and it ceased because of Christian persecution.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Jesuits and the Franciscans built up a Catholic community in Nagasaki.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing drops in charitable donations to Catholic organizations in Japan.
In 1982, Pope John Paul II canonised Father Kolbe and declared him a martyr of charity.
The organizers explain that the mobile mosques can be unfolded to their full size in just a few seconds.
Gay couples sue Japan over right to get married - First lawsuits are filed