Archbishop: Japan must examine its past, repent
Catholic World News - July 14, 2010
A century after Japan’s annexation of Korea, a leading Japanese prelate has called upon his nation to conduct an honest examination of its past.
“It is essential that we all re-examine everything related to Japanese colonialism, including the responsibilities of the Catholic Church in Japan, at this important turning point in history,” said Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga of Osaka, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan. “Courageously owning up to our sins before God and seeking His forgiveness is not an act of self-abasement, but rather a way for us to become truly human in the way demanded by Christ.”
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