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A 17th-century Japanese painting of the Christian martyrs of Japan

Book review: Christ’s Samurai by Jonathan Clements

Pope Francis offers a meditation on mercy at St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica yesterday (AP)

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St Mary's International School (Wiki)

Three former students at St Mary’s International School allege abuse by religious brothers who taught there

Cubans await Pope Francis's arrival in Revolution Plaza in Havana yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/09/15

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People pray at a memorial in Hiroshima (CNS)

The martyrdom of Blessed Louis challenges us to go out and try to convert people to the faith

Bishop Oscar Cantu delivers the homily during a special Mass for peace in the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Bishop Oscar Cantu visited Japan for the 70th anniversary of the devastating bombings

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff was speaking on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of the Japanese cities

Satoko Kitahara

Satoko Kitahara, disillusioned by the war, was inspired to become Catholic after meeting Spanish missionary nuns

Pope Francis waves as he boards his flight to Ecuador (AP)

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'During the past 30 years, Nagasaki's Catholic population has dropped from 75,000 to 62,000' (CNS)

Comments by the archbishop appeared in a report outlining the conclusions of an archdiocesan synod