Nuclear weapons should be banned, says pope Francis in a speech in Nagasaki in Japan, which was hit by an atomic bomb in 1945.
Pope Francis condemns the possession of nuclear weapons during a visit in Nagasaki in Japan.
the Pope visited the night to Sunday, local time of Nagasaki, which is one of the only two cities ever in the history of the world, which has been hit by a nuclear attack.
Here he called for the abolition of all nuclear weapons and called it to possess nuclear weapons for the perverse and indefensible.
- the Possession of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction is not the answer, the pope said in a speech to the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park.
It was here that an american nuclear bomb hit the 9. august 1945 and instantly killed 27,000 people.
- Our world is marked by a pervert dual system, which tries to defend and ensure stability and peace through a false sense of security, as maintained by fear and mistrust, the pope said in his speech.
- Peace and international stability is not compatible with the attempts to build the Betpas world through the fear of mutual destruction, or the threat of total annihilation.
Pope Francis is only the second pope in the history of the world, visiting Japan. And he is the first pope who visits the country for 38 years.
Nagasaki "makes us very aware of the pain and horror that we humans are able to inflict upon each other", said pope Francis during the visit.
Nagasaki was the second city hit by an atomic bomb during the Second world War.
Later Sunday, the pope will visit Hiroshima, the first city that was hit. Here were about 78.000 people instantly killed.
Subsequently, about 400,000 people have lost their lives because of radiation and other injuries as a result of the two bombs, which the UNITED states sent against Japan during the Second world War.
According to The Great Danish is under one percent of the japanese population is christian.
It was the jesuits who brought christianity to Japan in 1549. Religion has, however, been banned in Japan between 1614 and 1873.
/ritzau/ReutersDate Of Update: 24 November 2019, 03:00