News tagged "Hiroshima"

Japan: Pax Christi International sends message to Pope in preparation of his November visit to Japan

Pope Francis will be in Japan 23–26 November to visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. Pax Christi International, together with its Japanese member organisation, the Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace, have written a letter to thank him for his leadership on nuclear disarmament...

Pax Christi International to hold 75th anniversary gathering in Hiroshima, Japan in May 2020

Pax Christi International will be observing two major 75th anniversaries in 2020. In 1945, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by the first atom bombs. That same year, upon the conclusion of the Second World War, Pax Christi International was founded as a movement of reconciliation between French and German Catholics who aspired to peace...

USA: Nonviolent witness and prayer service calling for repentance, abolition of nuclear weapons took place on August 6th

On Sunday, August 6th, the anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and the Feast of the Transfiguration, Pax Christi USA co-sponsored the "Nonviolent Witness and Prayer Service of Repentance" at the White House...

Pax Christi UK members remember Hiroshima 2016

Pax Christi members from Barnet to Kendal, London to Liverpool and Southampton to Abingdon and Coventry, took part in Hiroshima events on 6th August 2016. From bidding prayers in memory of the dead, to information stalls, prayer vigils and acts of witness, the story of the first use of nuclear weapons at Hiroshima in 1945 was shared with hundreds...

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