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Pope Francis speaks out against possessing nuclear weapons.

Categories: Articles:Nuclear Weapons, Articles:Peacemaking | Published: 13/11/2017 | Views: 1441

Pope Francis openly condemns possession of nuclear weapons and moves away from church’s acceptance of deterrence reports PAX.



On November 10, Pope Francis received all the participants of the high prolife conference “Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament”  in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican. In his speech, Pope Francis has openly denounced the continuing possession of nuclear weapons by various world governments, in what appears to be a departure from the church’s acceptance of the global system of nuclear deterrence and mutually assured destruction. Read the full speech of His Holiness Pope Francis, delivered in the Clementine Hall on November 10, 2017.

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