- Jan 22, 2020
Pope Francis visited Nagasaki and Hiroshima on Sunday during his apostolic visit to Japan.
Every pope over the last seven decades has supported nuclear disarmament, so there’s nothing novel in Francis doing the same.
Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Three cities in three days is the schedule for Pope Francis’s Nov. 23-26 visit to Japan, a land to which he dreamed of being a missionary when he was a young seminarian studying to become a Jesuit priest in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
For experts and locals on the ground, Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to Thailand and Japan will not only highlight the Vatican’s strong ties with interreligious communities in each country, but it will also help the pope cement alliances in advancing his ecological agenda and his message of peace.
Seven defendants charged with a series of offenses for illegally entering a naval submarine base in Georgia to call for nuclear disarmament told a federal judge that their actions were motivated by their Catholic faith and not by their political beliefs.