POPE FRANCIS' VISIT TO THAILAND AND JAPAN

Pope Francis pays tribute to Japanese martyrs

Pope urged the people of Japan never to forget their heroic sacrifice

Pope calls for international unity against weapons of mass destruction

In a world where millions live in inhumane conditions there’s no excuse to squander money on such destructive weapons, pope said

The Filipino fighting for a Japanese samurai’s sainthood

As Pope Francis visits Japan, an 83-year-old Filipino historian is hoping the pontiff will recognize a Japanese samurai who once offered his...

Pope cites Church’s ‘apostolic approach’ to Japanese culture

Catholics in Japan are a minority, but this must not diminish the commitment to evangelization, pope tells bishops

Pope Francis calls attention to increasing rates of suicide in Japan

The pontiff told Japanese bishops that the lives of the country's young people need special care and protection

From all over the world, they came to see the pope

Seeing the pope up close was "a rare life experience" for Alexis Yu and his family from the central Philippine city of...

Pope asks youth to keep their faith burning

Without a firm sense of faith, young people can easily be swayed by the voices of this world, he said during homily

Filipino missionaries in Thailand accept pope’s challenge

Pontiff told them to find new ways in delivering the Good News

Pope tells Asian bishops to be servants, not managers

The pope told the bishops to be unafraid to take to the streets and come face to face with the people in their care

Pope tells priests, religious to find new ways to talk about...

He urged local church leaders to seek new ways to transmit the Word capable of awakening the desire to know the Lord

Photos capture papal Mass attended by thousands

Tens of thousands at stadium Mass, a highlight of the pope’s four-day visit to the kingdom

Pope tells Catholics to be ‘beggars,’ not mercenaries

Pope Francis said the early missionaries did not see the Thai people as pagans but as brothers and sisters

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