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Nagasaki: 61 years after the bomb
The anniversary comes amid international tension due to the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea. The mayor criticized the mighty powers for "not making concrete efforts to rein in the arms race". A special mass was celebrated in Urakami, the largest cathedral in Asia before the bomb.
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The two bishops write an appeal to the Japanese and to the United States governments and other nations to promote the total disarmament of nuclear weapons. The world "needs to move towards peace, not to destruction." The pilgrimage of the "Bombed Virgin Mary" from Nagasaki to Guernica.
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Quoting John Paul II, the Japanese prelates unveil their message on the 60th anniversary of the atomic bomb. Today, Catholics are on pilgrimage Nagasaki to Hiroshima.
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