BERLIN – Pope Francis has issued a card showing a 1945 photo of victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki in a warning against war.
According to media reports, the Pope asked that the card be distributed with the words “the fruit of war” written on the back.
The photo captures a boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders while waiting in line at a crematorium.
A portion of the photo’s caption says the young boy’s sadness is expressed only in his gesture of biting his lips. The photo was reported to have been taken by a U.S. military photographer.
The atomic bomb was dropped on Aug. 9, 1945, in the closing days of World War II, three days after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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