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Robert Del Tredici - At Work in the Fields of the Bomb

82. Bishop Leroy Matthiesen

Amarillo, Texas. August 7, 1982. Bishop Matthiesen's parish includes the Pantex Nuclear Weapons Final Assembly Plant. In 1981 he delivered a controversial statement to the members of his parish: "We urge individuals involved in the production and stockpiling of nuclear bombs to consider what they are doing, to resign form such activities, and to seek employment in peaceful pursuits."

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