#ShortNews: Nuclear weapons inherently immoral, Pope says

Pope Francis issued an unmistakable condemnation of nuclear weapons on November, declaring that “the threat of their use, as well as their very possession, is firmly to be condemned.”

“Weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, create nothing but a false sense of security,” the Pontiff said. “They cannot constitute the basis for peaceful coexistence between members of the human family.”

Pope Francis acknowledged that a “certain pessimism” prevails among world leaders about the prospect for disarmament, since years of work have not produced progress toward the abolition of nuclear armaments. On the contrary, he observed, “the instruments of international law have not prevented new states from joining those already in possession of nuclear weapons.”

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