1. Urakami Cathedral after August 9, 1945
The plutonium bomb exploded over Japan’s (and East Asia’s) largest church at 11:02 a.m.—while a priest was beginning midday Mass. More Japanese Christians (8,000 among 70,000 mostly civilian victims) were killed in that moment than in all the previous shogunate persecutions of Christians combined.

    Urakami Cathedral after August 9, 1945

    The plutonium bomb exploded over Japan’s (and East Asia’s) largest church at 11:02 a.m.—while a priest was beginning midday Mass. More Japanese Christians (8,000 among 70,000 mostly civilian victims) were killed in that moment than in all the previous shogunate persecutions of Christians combined.

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