- Apr 7, 2020
The Cold War may have ended in 1991, but nuclear disarmament advocates in the Catholic Church and beyond say nuclear weapons still pose a grave danger to humanity.
The Holy See is working through nongovernmental channels to bring U.S. and Russian negotiators together to discuss new reductions in the countries’ nuclear weapons arsenals, an official with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development said during a visit to The Catholic University of America.
Pope Francis visited Nagasaki and Hiroshima on Sunday during his apostolic visit to Japan.
Every pope over the last seven decades has supported nuclear disarmament, so there’s nothing novel in Francis doing the same.
Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Three cities in three days is the schedule for Pope Francis’s Nov. 23-26 visit to Japan, a land to which he dreamed of being a missionary when he was a young seminarian studying to become a Jesuit priest in Buenos Aires, Argentina.