The Visit of Pope John Paul II to Japan in Photographs 1981

by James Paul Colligan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781514492376
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781514492383
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781514492369

About the Book

In February 1981, Pope John Paul II visited Japan. His trip included Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fr. James Colligan, a Maryknoll priest and journalist, followed the pope throughout his visit. This book is a compilation of Fr. Colligan’s photographs of the saint Pope John Paul II. The chief goal is to see if the photographs have the same impact as words on his appeal for peace.

About the Author

Father James P. Colligan has been a Catholic priest for sixty years. While serving as a priest in Japan, Colligan studied the Japanese language and can read, write, and speak Japanese. He earned a master’s in journalism in 1968 from Syracuse University and returned to Japan as a journalist. For a decade he contributed a regular column to the Japan Christian Quarterly and was coeditor of their Protestant publication, Christianity in Japan. Colligan is a member of the Press Association, the Overseas Press Club, and the Correspondents Club of Japan, which awarded him a Life Membership. Colligan is now residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.