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On September 27th, 2019, the “Nagasaki Flame of Commitment” will arrive at Urakami Cathedral,* and it will be used to light the “Flame of Hope.” All in attendance will pray for peace while the “Flame of Hope” is used to light candles during a ceremony, and this combined flame will continue on its journey.

After leaving Urakami Cathedral, the Flame will be taken to Buddhist temples, Christian churches, Islamic mosques, and other places of worship, as well as to schools and festivals—wherever people pray and wish for peace. Along the way, the Flame of Hope will be combined with the Flame of Peace from Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Flame from Yame city. As the journey continues, wishes for peace will continue to be added to the “Flame of Hope,” and with all the stored wishes from all the places the Flame visited in Japan, it will travel to Tokyo, where Pope Francis will use it during a Mass on November 25th.

Flame of Hope pilgrims from around the world will be there to represent all people’s wishes for peace on Earth.

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Flame of Hope Joins Community Art Exhibition in Vienna

Flame of Hope Joins Community Art Exhibition in Vienna

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Flame of Hope Lights Pope Mass in Tokyo

Flame of Hope Lights Pope Mass in Tokyo

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[media report] TSS TV

[media report] TSS TV

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[media report]NHK TV news

[media report]NHK TV news

NHK TV news in Hofu 20191004 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/yamaguchi/20191004/4060003954.html?fbclid=IwAR1TMpMhC213LEnhantp7cyiSWOy6U6EOCadu_Wxuswc6vW_O486ncqj4iA Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church will visit Japan in late November. Earth Caravan is a group that...

[media report]NNN (Nagasaki) news

[media report]NNN (Nagasaki) news

NNN news (Nagasaki) 20190928   The Flame of Hope was kindled from the Nagasaki Flame of Commitment. The Flame of Hope will be delivered to the mass to be held by Pope Francis in Tokyo on November 25th. This event was organized by Earth Caravan, a non-profit...

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