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 ...

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

World Jun 18, 2015

Migrants return to sea to race in sailing world championship

Two African migrants, who barely survived their first trips across the Mediterranean on rickety boats, are heading back out to sea to compete in a world championship sailing competition. Elias Orjini, a Christian from Ghana, and Mohamed Sabaly, a Muslim from Gambia, were chosen by ...