Washington D.C., Sep 27, 2016 / 05:01 am
A U.N. resolution against further nuclear weapons tests drew praise from the U.S. Catholic bishops, who repeated their support for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in the wake of North Korean weapons tests.
The U.S. bishops' conference "welcomes the action of the U.N. Security Council as encouraging this important step toward a world without nuclear weapons," Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, N.M. said Sept. 23.
The prelate, who chairs the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace, said the U.S. bishops have long supported ratification of a comprehensive test ban.
On Friday, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution that called on countries to refrain from nuclear weapons testing. It presented the avoidance of nuclear weapons testing as an international norm.