Interfaith Panel Discussion on the 77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan
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Over the years, several Loretto members have demonstrated at Los Alamos, N.M., on Aug. 6 or 9 in sorrowful memory of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This year, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe provided an opportunity to join in the Aug. 9 commemoration at the Santa Fe Cathedral Basilica via livestreaming. Archbishop John Wester offered Mass and a healing ceremony, with a homily on nuclear disarmament. Following Mass, the Archbishop joined with other interfaith leaders in a panel discussion. Click below to watch the recorded presentation on YouTube. The livestream begins at timestamp 1:30.
You can also click here to read the Archbishop’s pastoral letter, “Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament.”