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Pope Francis sends a message to the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Talks

Categories: Articles:Nuclear Weapons, Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 29/03/2017 | Views: 1913

The complete elimination of nuclear weapons is "a moral and humanitarian imperative", says Pope Francis.

Today's threats to global peace and security must be countered through dialogue and development, not nuclear weapons, Pope Francis has told the United Nations.
"How sustainable is a stability based on fear, when it actually increases fear and undermines relationships of trust between peoples," the pope asked in a letter sent to a UN meeting on nuclear arms.

"International peace and stability cannot be based on a false sense of security, on the threat of mutual destruction or total annihilation, or on simply maintaining a balance of power," he said in the message, released by the Vatican on 28 March. The message was read aloud at the UN by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, Vatican undersecretary for relations with states. Read more here

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