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Oura Cathedral

 

Oura Cathedral is one of the famous landmarks in 
Nagasaki-cityy, was built in 1865 under the supervision of 
the French priest Bernard Petitjean.

 

It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value 
as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style cathedral.

The white marble statue of the Holy Mother at the entrance was 
built in commemoration of the dramatic discovery of the 
“Hidden Christians.

” On March 17, 1865, a group of peasants from Urakami came 
to the church and professed their faith to Father Petitjean, 
thus revealing that Christianity had survived through the 
centuries of persecution.

 

 

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