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Hiroshima governor requests papal visit during trip to Japan this year

NHK reported online this afternoon that Hiroshima Governor Yuzaki met with State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sato today at the Foreign Ministry to ask that Pope Francis visit Hiroshima during his trip to Japan this year to send out a strong message for the realization of a peaceful world free of nuclear weapons. He also requested that the G20 leaders be asked to do likewise when they gather for their summit in Osaka in June. Sato said he will convey the request to Foreign Minister Kono.

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