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75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Vatican is providing moral guidance on nuclear weapons

Pope Francis observes a minute of silence for the victims of Hiroshima at the city s Peace Memorial Park. Carl Court/Getty Images Ahead of the 75th anniversary year of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pope Francis visited both cities. At a solemn event at the Hiroshima Peace Park in November 2019, Francis declared the use of atomic energy for war to be “a crime not only against the dignity of human beings but against any possible future for our common home.” “How,” he asked, “can we speak of peace even as we build terrifying new weapons of war?” His comments came nearly 40 years after John Paul II became the first pope to visit the site of the atomic bomb attacks, which...


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