Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions

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Nagasaki, Japan today

Amid the many horrors of the bombing of NagaskiJapan in 1945, this one is often overlooked: in a country where Christians are few, Nagasaki was the site of a Christian community. It was near Nagasaki in 1597 that the first Christian martyrs of the Far East were killed. More from Melissa Musick after the jump:

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