PRESS: Catholic peace group calls for nuclear arms service to be scrapped

From The Catholic Universe | Sunday, 14th April 2019 | Picture: 2015 archive photo of HMS Vanguard, one of the UK’s nuclear deterrent V-Class submarines, sitting docked at Devonport, Plymouth. (Ben Birchall/PA)

We echo the words of Pope Francis regarding nuclear weapons: ‘The threat of their use as well as their very possession is to be firmly condemned’. Rather than the tired narrative that nuclear weapons are a necessary deterrent, we agree with Pope Francis that they ‘exist in the service of a mentality of fear that affects not only the parties in conflict but the entire human race’. The tense, fragile relationships between nuclear-weapons possessing nations and their unbalanced relationships with others must not be described as peace.” The full article from The Universe can be found here.

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