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St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church



This church is a catholic church in Hirado, Nagasaki. Hirado is a place where Francis

Xavier visited 3 times in Japan to spread Christianity, and even during the Kinkyo

Ordinance of the Edo Period that prohibited religions, Christianity was very widespread.

For that reason when the ordinance was lifted this church was constructed, and the image

of Francis Xavier was put on the side.

 Francis Xavier visited here

  Catholic church in Hirado

  St. Francis Xavier statue


One of the sites of the town is “the view of temples and church” which can be had halfway up

the lane leading up the hill. The church was originally built on a different site in 1913, but was

reconstructed at its present location in 1931.


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