Pope Francis has called nations to end their nuclear arms race while a tour to Japan. The Pontiff is on the first Papal visit to Japan 38 years. He visited the only two cities ever to have been subjected to a nuclear attack - Nagasaki and Hiroshima. While speaking Nagasaki, the Pope condemned the "unspeakable horror" nuclear weapons. Nagasaki was the second city to suffer widespread death and destruction as it was destroyed the end World War II. Francis laid a wreath and prayed the foot of a memorial. Over 140,000 people perished in Hiroshima August 6, 1945, while 74,000 people lost their lives the Nagasaki bombing three days later.
Pope Francis directed his words world leaders, who seem to be intent building instead reducing their nuclear arsenals. He said: "Convinced as I am that a world nuclear weapons is possible and necessary, I ask political leaders not to forget that these weapons cannot protect us current threats to national and international security." He condemned the amount money spent on nuclear weapons. He said: " a world where millions children and families live in inhumane conditions, the money that is squandered and the fortunes made through the manufacture, upgrading, maintenance and sale ever more destructive weapons, are an affront crying to heaven."