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Do not be resigned to secular alienation, Pope urges Japanese bishops

September 18, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: In a message to the Catholic bishops of Japan, Pope Francis listed alienation, suicide, and “an obsession for work and earning” among that country’s urgent social problems. He encouraged the bishops not to become resigned, nor to be bogged down in “paralyzing dialogue,” but to emulate the example of the country’s martyrs and the “hidden Christians” who preserved the faith.

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