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Pope Francis, in Japan, Warns of ‘Selfish Decisions’ on Nuclear Energy via the New York Times

By Motoko Rich […] TOKYO — In the first visit to Japan by a pontiff in 38 years, Pope Francis on Monday edged close to calling for the renunciation of all nuclear power in a country that experienced the worst … Continue reading

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Pope says world must rethink reliance on nuclear power; denounces ‘epidemic’ of bullying via JapanToday

By NICOLE WINFIELD and MARI YAMAGUCHI Pope Francis met Monday with victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power as it considers the planet it wants to leave to future … Continue reading

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In Japan, Pope Francis urges rethink of reliance on nuclear energy via the Japan Times

Meeting survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, which triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, visiting Pope Francis urged caution in Tokyo on Monday regarding decisions that could affect future generations, particularly concerning the use … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, In Visit To Hiroshima, Says Possession Of Nuclear Weapons Is ‘Immoral’ via NPR

[…] On the first full day of his tour of Japan, Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki and delivered a clear message: possessing or deploying atomic weapons is immoral. “Peace and international stability are incompatible with attempts to build upon … Continue reading

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Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons? via Common Dreams

“US government is using nuclear weapons daily as a gun pointed at the head of the planet.”bySam Husseini Pope Francis will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. On Sunday, he will give a public address at the ground-zero site … Continue reading

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Pope expected to deliver powerful message on nuclear weapons via The Asahi Shimbun

By MASATO TAINAKA/ Staff Writer Roman Catholics and atomic bomb survivors in Japan are fervently hoping the first papal visit in nearly 40 years will help trigger a sharp shift in thinking by the nuclear powers. Francis, 82, will be … Continue reading

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In Japan, Francis might be at odds with government on nuclear power, peace via National Catholic Reporter

by Joshua J. McElwee Most attention during Pope Francis’ trip to Japan later in the month will likely focus on the significance of his visits to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the strong call he is expected to make for the global … Continue reading

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Pope: ‘it is immoral to use nuclear energy to make war’ via Vatican News

Pope Francis expresses his deep respect for the people of Japan who have had the perseverance and faith, throughout history, to overcome tragic trials and rise again. Pope Francis said “I feel deeply impressed and have much respect for Japan … Continue reading

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With a 1.5 Degrees Celsius Target, the Climate-Justice Movement Is Poised to Score a Surprise Win via The Nation

Pressure from activists and vulnerable countries has shifted the discussion away from a 2 degrees C target—a virtual death sentence for millions of people. by Mark Hertsgaard Paris—Here at the Paris climate summit, the big news is that the final … Continue reading

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Poverty, nuclear weapons and the environment: Pope Francis at the UN via RT

Saving the planet is part of helping the poor and the excluded, Pope Francis told a UN summit. The pontiff called for a ban on nuclear weapons and chastised international finance and ‘ideological colonization’ for making the world worse. Addressing … Continue reading

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