Japanese bishops oppose move to amend anti-war article in constitution
Catholic World News - August 23, 2013
The Catholic bishops of Japan have stated their opposition to proposals to alter Article 9 of the country’s constitution, which renounces warfare and forbids the development of a war-fighting military force.
Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada of Tokyo said that the Japanese constitution, drafted after World War II, is “a world treasure of which Japan is proud.” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed amending the document, beginning with the article that controls the amendment process itself.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($127,593 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!