Archbishop Silvano Tomasi Archives - Crux



  • Average people hold key to nuclear disarmament, Vatican official says

    Average people hold key to nuclear disarmament, Vatican official says

    • Sep 27, 2017

    Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has called on people to embrace nuclear disarmament in the same way they have taken action to protect the environment, especially since Pope Francis issued his encyclical “Laudato Si'” in 2015. He admitted that with the end of the Cold War, people feel a reduced sense of urgency about the threat of nuclear war. “But the risk remains and protection of civilization needs to be promoted,” he said.

  • U.S.-North Korea: Vatican official says conflict is ‘always the wrong way’

    U.S.-North Korea: Vatican official says conflict is ‘always the wrong way’

    • Aug 10, 2017

    Speaking about the U.S.-North Korea crisis, Italian Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican’s former permanent observer to the United Nations, said that the situation shows how international relations can easily break down when there is a determination “to violate the minimum standard of common sense in dealing with other people.”

  • Two hints something’s stirring on anti-Christian persecution

    Two hints something’s stirring on anti-Christian persecution

    • Nov 26, 2016

    “Christians [in the Middle East] are hit by war, and because they are Christians,” said Bence Rétvári, Hungary’s Vice Minister for Human Capacities. “We’re like a brother who sees that his sister’s house is on fire, and we need to go put out the fire and then help rebuild the house.”