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Bishop Oscar Cantu delivers the homily during a special Mass for peace in the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki (CNS)

Bishop Oscar Cantu visited Japan for the 70th anniversary of the devastating bombings

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff was speaking on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of the Japanese cities

Hiroshima the day after the explosion (Photo: AP)

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Doves fly over the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park as Hiroshima marks the 70th anniversary of the US atomic bombing (Photo: PA)

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People pray silently during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima (Kyodo)

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