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What effect did the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki have on Japanese Christianity?

Mari Shibata, an independent journalist in Japan, writes about the bombing of Urakami Cathedral and 84 year old parishioner, Shigemi Fukahori , who survived the atomic bomb because he’d taken the day off from Christian summer school to work at a factory.

The bombing largely killed non-combatants, and decimated the Christian community in Nagasaki; the Cathedral was the target for the attack, which killed more than 75% of the Christians in Nagasaki, through both primary and secondary effects of the bombs.

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