Religion: In Nagasaki

Spanish Jesuits, disciples of St. Francis Xavier, went to Nagasaki in the 16th Century. When missionaries returned there in the 16th Century, they were met by people who said: "We too are Christians. Our head is a white-dressed, aged priest called the Pope, who lives far away from here, we don't know where." Last week the second atomic bomb, that wiped out 30% of Nagasaki, devastated with it the oldest Christian center in Japan.


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