Pope Francis will be visiting Japan in November. One of the cities he will visit will be Nagasaki, which was Japan’s trading port for western merchants in the middle ages, and home to Japan’s first Christian communities. Nagasaki’s Oura Tenshudo, or Basilica of the 26 Holy Martyrs of Japan, the interior of which is shown here, is one of Japan’s oldest churches and has been declared a national treasure.

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