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Pope to visit Japan

Published : Thursday, 13 September, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 65

VATICAN CITY, Sept 12: Pope Francis announced on Wednesday he intends to visit Japan in 2019, becoming the first pontiff to do so since John Paul II nearly 40 years ago.  "I would like to communicate my intention to visit Japan next year," the pope told a group of Japanese visitors at the Vatican. "I hope to be able to fulfil this wish."    -AFP






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