Japanese Samurai Headed Toward Beatification

On January 21, 2016, Pope Francis signed a decree recognizing that Takayama Ukon could be proclaimed Blessed sometime in the near future. Beatification is a step in the Catholic canonization process.  The formal ceremony is most likely to take place in February 2017 in Tokyo.

The story of the Japanese samurai who could be declared a saint [2:07]

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