U.S. Bishops issue statement on 75th Anniversary of U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

U.S. Bishops observe the anniversary of the first — and they hope, the last — use of nuclear weapons in war.

August 6 and 9 mark the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first, and one hopes the last, times that atomic weapons are employed in war. Since Pope St. John Paul II’s visit to Japan in 1981, each year the Catholic Church in Japan has observed Ten Days of Prayer for Peace. In observation of this 75th anniversary, we invite Catholics in the United States, and all those of good will, to come together in solidarity in our personal prayers and Masses on Sunday, August 9. (Graphics from Wikipedia)

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