Nuclear weapons Archives - Crux



  • Vatican signs treaty to ban nuclear weapons

    Vatican signs treaty to ban nuclear weapons

    Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Vatican foreign minister, signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations Sept. 20. “Nuclear arms offer a false sense of security,” the archbishop said. “Peace and international stability cannot be founded on mutually assured destruction or on the threat of annihilation.”

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  • Pope Francis tells Korean religious leaders to oppose “rhetoric of hatred”

    Pope Francis tells Korean religious leaders to oppose “rhetoric of hatred”

    Amidst rising tensions between North Korea and the United States, Pope Francis told an interfaith gathering of religious leaders from South Korea that they are called to be “heralds of peace, proclaiming and embodying a nonviolent style, a style of peace, with words clearly different from the narrative of fear, and with gestures opposed to the rhetoric of hatred.”

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  • Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

    Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

    In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are four conditions for a war to be just, all of which must be met: The damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave and certain; all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective; there must be serious prospects of success; and the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders greater than the evil to be eliminated.

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