giovedì 10 novembre 2016

Pope makes Nagasaki church Japan’s first ‘minor basilica’
The Asahi Shimbun
A Catholic church in this western Japan city has become the first in Japan to be designated a “minor basilica,” a title granted by the pope only to specifically important places of worship.
The Oura Church in 1865 was the site where a group of “hidden Christians” revealed their faith to Father Bernard Petitjean of France. (...)