On the orders of Pope Francis, a picture card captioned “the fruit of war” is to be printed and distributed globally.
The card would carry the harrowing image of a boy waiting in line at a crematorium with his dead brother strapped to his back
The picture was captured by US Marine photographer Joe O’Donnell after the nuclear bombs were dropped at the end of World War II.
Pope Francis requested that ‘the fruit of war’ be written on the back of the card, accompanied by his signature, Daily Mail reports.
A caption adds: ‘The young boy’s sadness is expressed only in his gesture of biting his lips which are oozing blood.’
After the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, Japan’s subsequent surrender ended World War II.