Hiroshima

Pedro Arrupe SJ was working on the outskirts of Hiroshima when the bomb went off, on 6th August 1945. On the anniversary of this tragic event, Fr Denis Blackledge SJ reflects on the man whose future was determined by what happened on that date and whose cause for beatification was opened earlier this year.Pedro Arrupe was born in Bilbao in 1907, the youngest of five children and the only boy. His mother died when he was nine and his father when he was twenty. Sensitive, bright and idealistic,...