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The Martyrs of Japan

On 6 February, the church commemorates the first Christian martyrs in Japan. February 5,1997 marks the 400th anniversary of the first Christian martyrs in Japan. The Japanese martyrs became Christians as a result of the witness of Roman Catholic missionaries who first arrived in Japan with the Portugese in 1543. The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier, […]

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