Pope Francis calls for nuclear weapons ban
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Pope Francis recalled yesterday the US nuclear bombing against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an event that constitutes “an eternal call to humanity” to condemn war and end up with these weapons.
That was what the Pope express after praying the Sunday Angelus, which coincided with the 70th anniversary of the US atomic bombing against the Japanese city of Nagasaki, after recalling last Thursday, the attack that Hiroshima suffered.
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70 years ago, on August 6 and 9 of 1945, there were terrible atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After all this time, this tragic event still arouses horror and disgust”, said Pope Francis.
He added: “This event has become a symbol of the boundless destructive power of man when the achievements of science and technology are put to wrong use, and constitutes a permanent warning for humanity to reject war and to ban nuclear weapons and every weapon of mass destruction”.
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Pope Francis said in Saint Peter’s Square that “this sad anniversary encourages us especially to pray and to commit to peace” in order to “spread in the world an ethic of brotherhood and a peaceful coexistence environment among villages”.