Catholic Church




Also known as: Japan (Deutsch), Japón (español), le Japon (français), Giappone (Italiano), Japonia (polski), Japão (Português), 日本 (正體中文, 日本語), Iaponia (latine)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Tokyo

Population: 127,333,000

Area: 374,744 km²

Patron Saints: St. Peter Baptist, St. Francis Xavier

Religions: observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)

Languages: Japanese

Neighbouring Countries: Taiwan Taiwan, ← South Korea South Korea, ← North Korea North Korea, ← China China, ↖ Russia Russia

Circumscriptions (16): Metr. Archdioceses (3), Dioceses (13)

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (19), National Shrines National Shrines (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Japan Archbishop Joseph Chennoth (70)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan Link Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada (72)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (69)

as of 2014.08.25

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