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Missionary life is for every Christian with a living faith, he said Nov. 21.
The Catholic Church in Thailand is celebrating 350 years of Holy See recognition of the Church in Thailand.
In a video message to the country of Japan Nov. 18, Pope Francis said he prays that the power of such weapons will never again be used in the world.
Scheduled stops include Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The trip coincides with the 350th anniversary of the Vatican Mission to Siam.
'Together we implore the Almighty above to inspire and strengthen us for the building of peace,' read a joint statement from the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities.
The silver- and gold-plated reliquary of St. John XXIII contains a small piece of his skin. The relic of St. John Paul II is a vial of his blood, set in a similar reliquary.
According to the U.N., some 2,000 people are stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and another 1,500 in the Andaman Sea.
The great jubilee will also mark the opening of the first plenary council of the Catholic Church in Thailand under the theme “The Disciples of Christ Live the New Evangelization,” slated to be held April 20-25, 2015.