Pope issues 'fruit of war' image

Source: Vatican News Service/Independent

Over the holidays, Pope Francis issued a card with a stark New Year warning about the threat of global conflict.

The Vatican has printed and distribute copies of the image from 1945, which shows a young Japanese boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders to be cremated, with the words 'the fruit of war' written on the back.

The picture was taken by US Marine photographer Joe O'Donnell shortly after American forces dropped atomic bombs on Japan at the end of World War Two.

To read more see: www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-nagasaki-photo-fruit-of-war-atomic-bomb-victims-japan-joe-odonnell-world-day-of-peace-a8136746.html

Tags: Peace, Pope Francis, Nuclear Weapons, Nagasaki,

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