Pope Francis arrives in Japan on Saturday November 23, on a visit whose theme is “Protect All Life”. He is expected to make a strong statement against nuclear weapons, particularly since he will be visiting both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The Pope will also meet the bishops of Japan, political and diplomatic leaders, and Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace.
Wednesday November 27 is Red Wednesday, which highlights the suffering of Christians persecuted for their religion around the world. Resources and a map of events around the country can be found at acnuk.org/our- campaigns/red-wednesday
Sunday November 24 is the Solemnity of Christ the King, instituted by Pope Pius XI, partly to encourage societies to turn to God, and national leaders not to neglect “the public duty of reverence and obedience to the rule of Christ”. An indulgence is granted to those who recite recite the Act of Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ, King, which is online.
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