Christianity in ancient Japan

Christianity in ancient Japan

There are 3 comments on the Wilson's Blogmanac story from Nov 20, 2006, titled Christianity in ancient Japan. In it, Wilson's Blogmanac reports that:

The introduction of Christianity to Japan is frequently, one might say usually, credited to St Francis Xavier, a disciple of St Ignatius of Loyola , and the date given is 1549.

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Dr Joseph Villard

Redmond, WA

#1 Dec 1, 2006
St Francis Xavier and St Ignatius of Loyola were contemporaries of each other. They were Basque. The window in the cathederal depicts Xavier in India and Japan. The arm of Xavier made a pilgrimage some years ago and it did come to Alexandria, La for veneration. I di see it. I also, went to a Catholic church in Japan during Korea and saw the church he prayed. The second atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki over a Roman School and church. I saw that also, in 1951.

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jan 6, 2007
why did it not stay?

Visalia, CA

#3 Feb 26, 2013

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