Pope in Japan to preach anti-nuclear message

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Tokyo

Pope Francis arrived here on Saturday, where he is expected to deliver a anti-nuclear message of peace in the only state to have suffered an atomic bomb attack.
The 82-year-old Argentine is fulfilling a long-cherished ambition to preach in Japan, where years ago he hoped to be a missionary.
He arrived in Tokyo in heavy rain and high winds, the white cape of his papal outfit blowing up around his face as he stepped gingerly down the staircase from the Thai Airways plane that carried him from the first stop of his tour in Thailand. — AFP