Pope Francis: ‘No Place for Nuclear Weapons’ in Today’s World

Pope Francis: ‘No Place for Nuclear Weapons’ in Today’s World

ROME, Italy — Pope Francis declared Tuesday that a world without nuclear weapons is “both necessary and possible” whereas such weapons are only “a costly and dangerous liability.”

Not only the use of nuclear weapons, but also their mere possession “is immoral,” the pontiff told participants in the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

“Trying to defend and ensure stability and peace through a false sense of security and a ‘balance of terror’ sustained by a mentality of fear and mistrust inevitably ends up poisoning relationships between peoples and obstructing any possible form of real dialogue,” the pope insisted.

Francis said that the Holy See has “no doubt” that a world free from nuclear weapons

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