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Japanese bishops’ conference issues call for renunciation of all nuclear power

November 03, 2016

The Japanese bishops’ conference has released a statement calling for the renunciation of all nuclear power, including the peaceful use of nuclear power to generate energy.

The Abolition of Nuclear Power: An Appeal from the Catholic Church in Japan, was drafted by a committee of the Catholic bishops’ conference. The publication traces the history of the use of nuclear power in Japan, and the damage done by both atomic weapons (in Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and nuclear power plants (the Fukushima disaster). After examining the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants, the publication argues that, on the basis of Catholic social teaching, all use of nuclear power should be discontinued.


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