Catholic Church in Japan

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The Catholic Church in Japan is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the pope in Rome.There are approximately 509,000 Catholics in Japan—just under 0.5% of the total population.There are 16 dioceses, including three archdioceses, with 1589 priests and 848 parishes in the country.The bishops of the dioceses form the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, the episcopal conference of the nation.

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