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Cardinal Pietro Parolin's video message to Climate Adaptation Summit Jan. 25, 2021. YouTube Screenshot.

Cardinal Parolin: ‘War is the antithesis of fraternity’

Apr 15, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Parolin said Thursday “the huge sums of money and human resources allocated to armaments make us reflect.” Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Vatican hosts webinar on disarmament and interreligious dialogue

Mar 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has hosted a webinar on “advancing integral disarmament” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

A mourner at a cemetery on the eighth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Pope Francis to meet victims of Japan's 2011 'triple disaster'

Oct 30, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Japan in November will include a meeting with people affected by the country’s “triple disaster,”... Read more

Nuclear missles.

Vatican, secular leaders: Global action needed to prevent 'nuclear holocaust'

Nov 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Friday, leading Vatican and secular diplomats urged world leaders to freeze investment into nuclear arms production, and to instead... Read more

Holy See urges UN to ban nuclear weapons, work towards peace

Oct 21, 2015

Citing Pope Francis' recent words on avoiding war and promoting peaceful coexistence between nations, the Holy See addressed the United... Read more

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, addresses the UN General Assembly.

Vatican diplomat renews call for nuclear disarmament

Oct 4, 2013

A top Vatican diplomat has reaffirmed the Holy See’s support for nuclear disarmament, warning that dedication to continued research into... Read more