A few years ago, I had the honour of interviewing the Grand Priest of Japan.
He had just returned from the Grand Pontifical Visit to Rome and was sitting at his desk.
As I was getting ready to ask him a few questions, I noticed that his right hand was shaking.
He was trying to calm himself down, he said.
It was so awkward to be sitting in the same room with a priest.
He explained that he was trying out for the priesthood and asked me what kind of a role I would like to play.
I said I wanted to be a little priest.
The next question I asked was whether I would be able to handle the task.
It wasn’t long before I was asked to stand up and be interviewed.
“Is it alright to introduce myself?”
“Yes,” he said, “I will introduce myself as the Grand Priests priest, Grand Priest Goku.”
As I stepped into the room, he looked at me and said, in Japanese: “I have come to interview you, so please do not interrupt.”
As the interview was going on, I saw that he had a huge smile on his face.
I felt like I was a celebrity in front of him.
He looked me up and down and said: “Do you have any questions?”.
I replied, “Sure, I will ask them all.”
“Thank you very much, Grand Priest Goku.
I hope you enjoy this interview.”
In the end, I was able to get some questions answered, but I wasn’t able to give any answers to all the questions he asked.
As he got up, I asked him to make a quick trip to the office and to leave me some notes so that I could write down some questions.
I told him that I wanted him to write down my answers in English so that he could use them in his interviews.
So he did.
He wrote down the questions, asked me to read them and then gave me a nice handwritten note.
As the Grand Prefect of the Priesthood, I wanted people to know that I am not an outsider.
When a priest speaks Japanese, it’s usually with a smile on my face.
My life in Japan has been really enjoyable, but my biggest goal in life is to be able make the Grand priests work and to help people in the world.
As a result, I decided to go to the priesthood at the age of 19.
I am very proud to have been selected to be the Priest of the Grand High Priest of Tokyo.
I’m happy that I was selected as a Grand Priest.
As you can see, the priest of Japan is very busy.
He does his work in the morning and goes to the church later in the afternoon, while the other priests have to wait for him at home.
For me, the priests are like my parents.
They are my teachers and mentors.
It’s very important to be present in the priestly work and be able look after them.
As Grand Priest, I am doing my part for the future of Japan, and I will do everything I can to be in good health and well.
The Priest of Grand Priets office is located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district.
It is open Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 3:00pm and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the rest of the week closed to the public.