Pope Francis Receives His Excellency Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan at the Vatican and Says Use of Nuclear Weapons is Inconceivable

In a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister on Wednesday morning before the General Audience, Pope Francis reiterated his position of total opposition to the use and possession of nuclear armaments. According to Holy See Press Office Director, Matteo Bruni, during their conversation that lasted about 25 minutes, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the Pope talked about nuclear weapons and about how their use and possession is inconceivable. (Vatican News Excerpt and Screenshot)
 On May 4, 2022, the Holy Father received in audience His Excellency Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.
During the cordial talks in the Secretariat of State, satisfaction was expressed at the bilateral collaboration, evoking the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations. In this context, the contribution of the Catholic Church in many sectors of Japanese society was noted and appreciated.
Attention then turned to issues of an international nature, with particular attention to 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.
From the Vatican, 4 May 2022
Source: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2022/05/04/0324/00683.html