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Pope Francis calls on the world to abandon nuclear weapons

According to the pontiff, possession of nuclear weapons is not a suitable response to the desire for peace
15:47, 24 November 2019

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Pope Francis called on the world to abandon nuclear weapons. This was announced by the pontiff during a visit to the Japanese city of Nagasaki, AFP reported.

The pontiff called "indescribable" horror suffered by the victims of the atomic bombing in August 1945.

"This place makes us deeply aware of the pain and horror that we humans are capable of causing to each other," said the Pope.

He also emphasized that possession of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction is not an appropriate response to the search for peace.

Related: Putin, Pope Francis meet in Vatican to discuss Ukraine and Syria

Earlier, Pope Francis welcomed the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia. Pontiff stated this during the traditional Sunday sermon, as Radio of Vatican informed.

"The exchange took place between Russia and Ukraine last week. I'm glad for the released people who could hug their relatives again and continue praising for ending the conflict and lasting peace," the Pope said.

Related: Hybrid war marked by lie, manipulation takes place in Donbas, - Pope Francis

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