December 03, 2019
Pope Francis Preaches Anti-Nuke Message in First Japan Visit in 38 Years
By Thisanka Siripala
Pope Francis brought recognition to Japan’s “hidden” Christians while bearing pro-refugee and anti-nuclear messages of peace.
November 27, 2019
Pope Ends Japan Visit on Personal Note
By Nicole Winfield and Mari Yamaguchi
Pope Francis visited a Jesuit community in Tokyo that could have been his, had an early dream of being a missionary come true.
November 20, 2019
Nagasaki, the Center of Catholicism in Japan, Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis
By Associated Press
From ‘Hidden Christians’ to the 1945 atomic bombing, Nagasaki’s Catholic community has a long and often tragic history.
May 09, 2017
A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
By Jonathan T. Chow
The restoration of diplomatic ties comes with Pope Francis' offer to help with peacebuilding in Myanmar.
August 20, 2014
Pope Francis: Modest Diplomatic Gains in Asia
By Steve Finch
The diplomatic breakthroughs were small but steady during the pope's first visit to the region.