Pope Francis Visits Hiroshima

Pope Francis visited Japan between 23rd and 26th November. He spent time in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Pope Francis took the opportunity to speak up clearly against nuclear weapons in a speech in Hiroshima and again in Nagasaki saying, ‘a world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary’.

Pax Christi International’s Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Working Group and the Asia-Pacific Facilitation Group jointly drafted a statement to coincide with this important opportunity to advocate for an end to nuclear weapons.

Pax Christi’s National President, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, also released a statement:

‘Here is an opportunity for the leaders of nuclear weapons-possessing countries such as the United Kingdom to demonstrate creative, moral courage.’

We pray for a change of heart among those world leaders who have been so slow to act on this issue.

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