Hiroshima, Japan, Nov 24, 2019 / 05:30 am
Pope Francis prayed for peace Sunday at the site of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, where he called for an end to war and the threat of nuclear weapons.
"How can we propose peace if we constantly invoke the threat of nuclear war as a legitimate recourse for the resolution of conflicts?" Pope Francis said Nov. 24 in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.
"May the abyss of pain endured here remind us of boundaries that must never be crossed. A true peace can only be an unarmed peace," the pope said.
On August 6, 1945 American armed forces dropped a uranium atomic bomb dubbed "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan killing an estimated 80,000 people instantly.