Pope Francis says nuclear weapons are ‘immoral’ on 75th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima

Pope Francis said that it is “immoral” for nations to possess nuclear weapons as the world marks the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

“It has never been clearer that, for peace to flourish, all people need to lay down the weapons of war, and especially the most powerful and destructive of weapons: nuclear arms that can cripple and destroy whole cities, whole countries,” Francis said in a Thursday message to organizers of the anniversary commemoration in Hiroshima.

“May the prophetic voices of the hibakusha survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki continue to serve as a warning to us and for coming generations,” he
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