TPF collaborated with the Catholic church and another NPO (Ant Hiroshima) to deliver the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ visit to Hiroshima.
More than 40 people participated in this event accompanied with many journalists. We started a silent procession at Peace Park and bowed in front of the Cenotaph for A-bomb Victims.
We then headed towards the river and started 3 speeches in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome. The speeches were punctuated by 3 Peace Bell gongs produced by 2 Hiroshima girl scouts (Kaname and Lea).
The atmosphere was beautifully peaceful and soothing.