Religion: A Pilgrim for Peace

In Hiroshima the Pope cries out against nuclear war

"I have come as a pilgrim for peace," I he announced. Later, clad in white, he knelt before the cenotaph to the 140,000 people killed as a result of the first bomb that fell on Hiroshima. Then he rose, and as the eternal flame burned behind him, the Roma Hoo (Pope) last week spoke forcefully and with an edge of anger reminiscent of the biblical prophets: "The final balance of the human suffering that began here has not been fully drawn up, nor has the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!