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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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At least a thousand people took part in a torchlit procession behind the head of the statue of the Virgin that survived the atomic destruction. Nagasaki Mayor, who fears atomic weapons could be used again in the near future, called on Shinzo Abe to sign the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, which was snubbed by the great powers and their allies.
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The mayor of Hiroshima for a nuclear-free world by 2020
A moving ceremony in the city destroyed in 1945 by the atomic bomb, that caused 140 thousand deaths. Praise for Barack Obama’s desire for a world free from weapons of mass destruction.
Bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to world leaders: End Nuclear Proliferation
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.
To remember the past is to commit oneself to peace, say Archbishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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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