Pope Francis and nuclear deterrence

As 2017 drew to a close, the potential for nuclear destruction was clearly on the mind of Pope Francis.During the Christmas season, the Vatican circulated a card reproducing a dramatic photo from the aftermath of the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945. Taken by Marine photographer Joseph O’Donnell, it showed a boy carrying his dead brother on his back as he waited in line at a crematorium.On the reverse of the card is the phrase “The fruits of war” and the pope’s si...  Read More...