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Philippine Ambassador to Japan Pays Courtesy Call on Manila Archbishop

Ambassador and Madame Manuel M. Lopez with His Eminence Luis Antonio G.
Cardinal Tagle (photo courtesy of Philippine Embassy Tokyo)

Cardinal Tagle at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo (Photo courtesy of Mr. Pex Aguilar)

Ambassador of the Philippines to Japan Manuel M. Lopez, with Madame Maria Teresa L. Lopez and officials from the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, paid a courtesy call on His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, prior to the Cardinal’s mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Mejiro, Tokyo on 2 February 2015.

Cardinal Tagle visited Japan on 1-3 February 2015 for the 400th death anniversary of Dom Justo Takayama Ukon, a Christian daimyo (feudal lord) during the Edo Period (1603-1868) who gave up his title and properties to live his Catholic faith in the Philippines.

Ambassador Lopez welcomed Cardinal Tagle on behalf of the Filipino community in Japan. He also presented the Cardinal with a US$ 10,000 check for Caritas Manila donated by Mr. Alec Fujii, a Japanese-American youth who wished to help disaster victims in the Philippines.

More than a thousand people attended Cardinal Tagle’s mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, which was concelebrated by Most Reverend Peter Takeo Okada, Archbishop of Tokyo; Most Reverend Joseph Chennoth, Apostolic Nuncio to Japan; and Most Reverend James Kazuo Koda, Auxiliary Bishop of Tokyo.

Cardinal Tagle’s mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo on 2 February 2015
(Photos courtesy of Mr. Pex Aguilar)

Ambassador and Madame Lopez, Minister Angelica C. Escalona (left) and Vice Consul Dominic Xavier M. Imperial (right) with Cardinal Tagle (Photo courtesy of Philippine Embassy Tokyo)

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