A story of American bombers and the Catholic cathedral they destroyed
69 years ago, the world's first plutonium bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, which had for 400 years been the home of Japanese Christianity. From the arrival of Portuguese missionaries in the 1550s until the 1860s, a culture of quiet Christianity evolved, despite 250 years of intense persecutation. A family trip to the Urakami Cathedral reveals a thriving Catholicism in the place that bombers used to verify their position over the last target of World War II, killing everyone inside. Read more at http://www.catholicdemocrats.org/NagasakiReflection.pdf
The city of Nagasaki, the morning of August 9 before American bombers arrived.