Monday, February 6, 2017

6th February - Paul Miki and Companions; Saint Dorothy - Independent Catholic News

6th February - Paul Miki and Companions; Saint Dorothy - Independent Catholic News: Paul Miki and Companions - Martyrs of Japan. St Francis Xavier brought Christianity to Japan in 1549. By the time he left a few years later, there were about 2,000 Christians there. The Christian community continued to grow. in the ensuing years. This angered the Emperor Hideyoshi who embarked on a brutal persecution of Christians and their families.

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