Pope Francis made his appeal in Nagasaki at ground zero of the second of the two 1945 US atomic bombings on Japan. Photo: AP

Pope Francis calls for abolishing nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki visits

  • Pope makes appeal in Nagasaki at ground zero of the second of the two 1945 US atomic bombings
  • Pontiff pays tribute to the victims of attacks and says ‘these weapons cannot protect us from current threats to national and international security’
Topic |   Pope Francis

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Pope Francis made his appeal in Nagasaki at ground zero of the second of the two 1945 US atomic bombings on Japan. Photo: AP
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Pope Francis sent goodwill messages to the leaders in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei. Photo: Reuters

Pope Francis avoids offence in greetings to Hong Kong, Beijing and Taipei

  • Diplomatic good wishes from above for Carrie Lam, Xi Jinping and Tsai Ing-wen as pontiff flies over on his way to Japan
  • No mention of Hong Kong unrest or other contentious issues in papal telegrams
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Pope Francis sent goodwill messages to the leaders in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei. Photo: Reuters
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