Primate visits Japan

Published November 1, 2012

The Oct. 1 to 9 visit to Japan of Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will help inspire the faith of Japanese Anglicans, says the bishop of the diocese of Chubu, Peter Ichiro Shibusawa.

Founded by Canadian missionaries as a mission diocese in 1912, the diocese of Chubu in central Japan has 1,200 lay members and 20 clergy.

Hiltz’s visit was “a great source of joy,” says Shibusawa. At press time, Hiltz was scheduled to preach at the 100th anniversary celebration service of the Chubu diocese on Oct. 8 and to give an address at the 80th anniversary celebration of New Life Hospital.


  • Marites N. Sison

    Marites (Tess) Sison was editor of the Anglican Journal from August 2014 to July 2018, and senior staff writer from December 2003 to July 2014. An award-winning journalist, she has more that three decades of professional journalism experience in Canada and overseas. She has contributed to The Toronto Star and CBC Radio, and worked as a stringer for The New York Times.

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