Page 12, 24th July 1936

24th July 1936
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Page 12, 24th July 1936 — Japan

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People: Paul Marella
Locations: Tokyo, Manila


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The annual conference of the Ordinaries of Japan was recently held at the Archbishop's residence in Tokyo. The Most Rev. Mgr. Paul Marella, Apostolic Delegate, presided. Besides the Ordinaries there were present the Rector of the Regional Seminary, Fr. Candau; the secretary of the Press Committee of Catholic Action, Fr. Noll; and the Director of the Catholic Press Bureau, Fr. Taguchi

After a report by the Apostolic Delegate on the general situation of the Catholic Church in Japan, several important matters were discussed, among them being the participation of Japanese Catholics in the Eucharistic Congress at Manila; the participation of the Catholic Church in the section to be devoted to " Religions," in the Woild -Exposition to be held in Tokyo in 1940; and the organization of Catholic Action and the Catholic-Press. Regarding this last subject, notice was taken of the progress made by the official Catholic newspaper, Katorikku Shimbun, which organ recently Secured the services of two more editors and has made several improvements.

A letter of homage was sent to the Minister of Public Education, expressing the loyalty, of the missioners and the Japanese Catholics, and emphasizing the non-political character of Catholic activity in the Japanese Empire.

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