• U.S., European bishops call for a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons

    U.S., European bishops call for a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons

    • Jul 7, 2017

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agencies of the U.S. and European Catholic bishops have called for all nations to develop a plan to eliminate nuclear weapons from their military arsenals. A joint declaration released July 6 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions

  • Vatican: Nuclear weapons give “false sense of security”

    Vatican: Nuclear weapons give “false sense of security”

    • May 3, 2017

    The Vatican representative to the IAEA, Monsignor Janusz Stanisław Urbańczyk, says the efforts of the international community to utilize the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons to make the world safer “have not been sufficient.” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is preparing for the review conference on the treaty, which happens every five years.

  • Pope Francis calls for elimination of all nuclear weapons

    Pope Francis calls for elimination of all nuclear weapons

    • Mar 28, 2017

    In a letter to a UN congress promoting the elimination of atomic weapons, Pope Francis wrote that nuclear deterrence is ineffective against the principal threats in the twenty-first century, mentioning in particular terrorism, asymmetrical conflicts, cybersecurity, environmental problems, and poverty. The pontiff said the international community must consider “the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences” that would follow from any use of nuclear weapons.

  • Upcoming U.N. talks to abolish nuclear weapons face uncertain future

    Upcoming U.N. talks to abolish nuclear weapons face uncertain future

    • Nov 23, 2016

    The United Nations promises to initiate talks on nuclear weapon disarmament, as member states grow impatient with the slow pace of the negotiations. Though to some it might serve as a first step toward global disarmament many remain skeptical about future results.