Some people think that the NCW was stopped in Japan. This is false. The NCW is very much active in Japan despite that some Bishops in Japan wanted to expel the Way for five years. The Pope told the Bishops of Japan that the Way will continue and cannot be expelled from Japan. The Neocatechumenal Way has the blessing and support of the Pope, the Vicar of Christ. This is the truth, and this truth shows beyond any doubt that the Way is Catholic. The family in the video below was sent by Pope Francis as missionaries to Japan.