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Date : November 1, 2019

Video report: Significance of the Pope Visiting Japan (Mr. Kagefumi UENO, Former Ambassador to the Vatican)

post date : 2019.11.05

From November 23 to 26, Pope Francis will come to Japan, with programs such as meetings with the Emperor and Prime Minister Abe, as well as visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The previous papal visit to Japan took place 38 years ago. Besides meetings with the emperor and prime minister, messages Pope sends from Japan to the world will have notable significance.


The FPCJ invited Mr. Kagefumi Ueno, former Ambassador to the Holy See, who has said the pope’s message will “be seen to contain the essence of the meaning of his visit to Japan”. He will talk about the background and significance of the papal visit to Japan. Mr. Ueno was the Ambassador to the Holy See from 2006 to 2010, after serving as minister in Spain, Consul-General in Melbourne, and Ambassador to Guatemala. He is now active as a civilizational essayist. 


The briefing had a total of 34 participants including journalists from China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Korea, and the USA.



Date: November 1 (Fri), 2019, 14:00-15:30

Theme: Significance of the Pope Visiting Japan

Briefer: Mr. Kagefumi UENO, Former Ambassador to the Vatican

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

Contact information for media coverage (Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan Website)


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