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Message of Pope Francis and a candle given to Hiroshima City


Special ExhibitionCurrent Exhibitions

  • December 27, 2019 -
  • East Building 1F
    Near Information Lounge (next to the exhibit of former U.S. President Obama)
    Free Admission (Fee required for permanent Exhibitions on 2F and 3F.)
Exhibition Overview

On November 24, 2019, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church visited Hiroshima City for first time in 38 years since Pope St John Paul II's visit, to attend the Meeting for Peace that was held in Peace Memorial Park. The pontiff wrote a message for peace, lit candles in front of the Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims, dedicated flowers and offered prayers. He also listened to stories of survivors, and then delivered a speech calling for peace.

 

We hope the exhibit will help visitors learn about the Pope's sincere desire for peace and share the spirit of Hiroshima striving for a everlasting peaceful world free from nuclear weapons.

 

Materials on Display

- Message of Pope Francis

- Candle and Candleholder given by Pope Francis