Japanese Christian warlord Takayama Ukon beatified

National Feb 7, 2017

Japanese Christian warlord Takayama Ukon beatified

Takayama Ukon, a Japanese Christian warlord, was officially endorsed Tuesday by the Vatican as "beatus," or "blessed," the stage below a saint, at a beatification ceremony in Osaka. Ukon, born in 1552 and baptized in his childhood, served as a warrior and was exiled to ...