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Episcopal blast from the past

NAHA (UCAN): The diocese of Naha on the tropical island of Okinawa produced a blast from the past when 63-year-old Father Wayne Berndt was appointed as the first foreign bishop in Japan since 1941.
 
Okinawa has long been the domain of the Capuchin Friars from the United States of America (US) and Father Brendt came to Naha as a seminarian in 1981, just two years before his ordination to the priesthood.
 

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