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COMMENTARY: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen spoke forthrightly about the ethical deformation that came from ignoring moral absolutes and justifying the intrinsically evil decision to use atomic weapons.
The world's only wartime uses of nuclear weapons took place in 1945's Aug. 6 U.S. attack on Hiroshima and Aug. 9 U.S. attack on Nagasaki.
The Hiroshima attack killed around 80,000 people instantly, ultimately causing about 130,000 deaths while the attack on Nagasaki instantly killed about 40,000, destroying a third of the city.
The Holy Father continued to pray for peace Sunday, calling for an end to war and the threat of nuclear weapons.