10 August 2008

The Western Confucian: M�nster and Nagasaki

The Western Confucian reminds us that more Japanese Christians were killed by US bombing in one day that were killed in four centuries of persecution by the Japanese government

'At 11:02 AM, two-thirds of Japan's Catholics were annihilated,' wrote yours truly last year about today's grim anniversary in a brief history of Japan's historic center of Catholicism — The Holy City of Nagasaki. 'On that day that will live in infamy, more Japanese Christians were slaughtered than had been martyred in four centuries of brutal persecution.' Urakami Cathedral, the largest Christian church in Asia, was the siting target.

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