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The Holy See Press Office said the two also spoke of ‘the war in Ukraine, stressing the urgency of dialogue and peace and expressing the hope, to this end, for a world free of nuclear weapons.’
Pope Francis noted that arms are used in wars not only in Ukraine, but also in places in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
The United States and Russia, as the two countries controlling most of the world's nuclear weapons, Cardinal Cupich said, “have unique responsibilities in taking the lead to eliminate the nuclear threat."
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 Holy Father continued to pray for peace Sunday, calling for an end to war and the threat of nuclear weapons.
The Holy Father spoke of and prayed for peace at the site of the World War II bombing.
In a video message to the country of Japan Nov. 18, Pope Francis said he prays that the power of such weapons will never again be used in the world.