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Vatican message for atomic bomb anniversaries

August 09, 2016

Father Michael Czerny of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace delivered a message in Hiroshima on August 6 commemorating the anniversary of the use of atomic bombs against Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945.

“As we commemorate the atomic bombings of 71 years ago, may the Year of Mercy and the feast of the Transfiguration inspire, teach and guide us,” the message stated. “May they open us to the mercy with which our Heavenly Father so ardently wishes to flood our hearts. May the graces of pardon, reconciliation, solidarity and hope touch each person, each faith community and social group we encounter.”


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