Shusako Endo’s book Silence describes the trials and persecutions of the Japanese Catholic Church during the late 1500s and 1600s. But what Endo describes in fiction, Fr. Cristóvão Ferreira, SJ found very real.
Painting – The Martyrdom of Saint Andrew by Bartolome Esteban Murillo
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