The Catholic Church and the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

"We must never grow weary of working to support the principal international legal instruments of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, including the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons." --Pope Francis, Nagasaki, November 24, 2019 The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) put together this briefing note to explain the history of the Catholic Church's … Continue reading The Catholic Church and the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Pope Francis Condemns Nuclear Weapons: So Why the Silence?

by Tony Magliano Two years ago, speaking before a Vatican sponsored international symposium titled “Prospects for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament,” Pope Francis said we cannot fail to be “genuinely concerned by the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental effects of any employment of nuclear devices. “If we also take into account … Continue reading Pope Francis Condemns Nuclear Weapons: So Why the Silence?