Sunday, 31 December 2017

Can there be peace?

The photo by American photographer Joseph Roger O’Donnell of Nagasaki circulated by Pope Francis over the 2017 holidays. (Credit: Vatican Press Office.)

The reverse side of a small card Pope Francis is circulating during the 2017 holidays. (Credit: Vatican Press Office.)

Pope Francis has circulated the above picture. I found it particularly moving because I have just been reading about Leonard Cheshire again. He was  a British observer witnessing the dropping on Nagasaki of the second atomic bomb on 9 August 1945.

The year 2017 witnessed many wars and the suffering of thousands of people including little children.

On this evening of 2017 my prayer as that of many is for peace in our world.

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