Vatican, Sep 13: Pope Francis’ will visit Thailand and Japan in November. The Holy See Press Office announced Pope Apostolic Journey to Thailand and Japan from 19 to 26 November.
Pope will visit Tokyo, Nagasaki and Hiroshima from 23 to 26 November. A detailed program of the visit will be announced later.
The motto of the first stage of the Apostolic Journey is “Disciples of Christ, Missionary Disciples”, and is a reference to an important anniversary. 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the Apostolic Vicariate of Siam, erected in 1669.
The theme of the Apostolic Journey to Japan focuses on the protection of life and Creation in a country like Japan where the nuclear threat.