POPE IN JAPAN 2019 Logo
United with the red flame representing martyrs as the foundation of the Church in Japan and the light blue flame representing the Blessed Mother embracing all humanity as her children, the green flame in the likeness of Japan abundant with nature expresses the mission to proclaim the Gospel of hope. The red circle as the image of the sun embraces all life equally with love.
The logo expresses the theme of Pope Francis’ visit to Japan, PROTECT ALL LIFE.
(Note: Unauthorized use of the logo is prohibited. Details will soon be announced on the website and elsewhere.)
The theme of the POPE IN JAPAN
About "PROTECT ALL LIFE"
The theme of Pope Francis’s visit to Japan is quoted from a phase in “A Christian prayer in union with creation” at the end of his Encyclical Letter Laudato Sí.
Each of us is given life as an image of God and led to advance toward our eternal homeland with all people. And this world is also designed and maintained by God “to be lived in” (Isaiah 45,18). Therefore, in order to “protect all life”, we must respect not only each person’s dignity but also the environment.
However, the earth as “our common home” is now trampled by humankind and groans with pain. Those groans overlap with the distress of all the abandoned people of the world.
In Japan today as well, there is a multitude of problems related to life and peace in addition to the issues of economy, environment and relations with neighboring countries. Moreover, recovery from natural catastrophes and nuclear plant accidents remains a persisting problem.
The Church in Japan is making every effort to protect each life and respond to the various issues related to human life. This theme of the pope’s visit to Japan expresses our determination to proclaim the Gospel of life brought by Christ, and to pray and work for the peace of Christ.