Hiroshima and Nagasaki – 75th Anniversaries 6th & 9th August 2020

Paper Cranes for Peace

Pax Christi England and Wales have organised a series events from 6-9th August 2020 to mark 75 years since the first atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War.

Thursday 6th August 10.00-11.30am: Hiroshima. There will be a silent, outdoor, socially-distanced presence outside Westminster Cathedral. If you can safely join us, please come and stand in silence for a while. The plaza space is large so you will be able to maintain a distance. You might like to bring a candle, some flowers, or a sign, but just to be present will be enough.

Sunday 9th August 10.00-11.30am: Nagasaki. There will be a silent, outdoor, socially-distanced presence outside Westminster Cathedral. If you can safely join us, please come and stand in silence for a while. The plaza space is large so you will be able to maintain a distance. You might like to bring a candle, some flowers, or a sign, but just to be present will be enough.

Pax Christi also invite you to join them each morning from 6th to 9th August at 8.00am for an Online Time of Prayer and Reflection.

‘Come, Lord, for it is late, and where destruction has abounded, may hope also abound today that we can write and achieve a different future. Come, Lord, Prince of Peace! Make us instruments and reflections of your peace!’

Pope Francis