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Jan 22, 2021 - 07:30 am .- The Catholic bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki welcomed the United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons that came into force Friday, while expressing disappointment that Japan was not a signatory.
Jan 12, 2021 - 08:05 am .- Catholic bishops urged the U.K. on Tuesday to give up its nuclear arsenal.
Dec 16, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The current pandemic has underscored the need for global solidarity to achieve nuclear disarmament, a senior Vatican diplomat said on Wednesday.
Oct 21, 2020 - 06:10 am .- A Vatican official challenged the security theory of nuclear deterrence as immoral at the United Nations this week and called for “genuine progress” toward complete nuclear disarmament.
Feb 14, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States released a statement on Friday, calling for the United States and other nuclear powers to dismantle their arsenals and praising Pope Francis for drawing the world’s attention to nuclear weapons.
Nov 24, 2019 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis prayed for peace Sunday at the site of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, where he called for an end to war and the threat of nuclear weapons.
Nov 23, 2019 - 06:48 pm .- At the ground zero site of the 1945 nuclear attack on Nagasaki, Pope Francis said the threat of using nuclear weapons is not the way to build peace and shared responsibility in the human family, reiterating the Church’s commitment to peace.
Nov 18, 2019 - 05:01 am .- In a video message to the country of Japan Nov. 18, Pope Francis said he prays that the power of nuclear weapons will never again be used in the world.
Oct 9, 2018 - 05:40 am .- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to meet in Pyongyang, a South Korean spokesman said Tuesday. Pope Francis is already set to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Oct. 18 for an audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace, where Moon will personally deliver the invitation from Kim Jong Un.
May 5, 2018 - 04:10 am .- The potential release of three American prisoners from North Korea’s labor camps – reported to be “imminent” – would be a unique success at the intersection of human rights and peacebuilding efforts in the East Asian country.  
Apr 27, 2018 - 04:42 pm .- Local bishops called the Inter-Korean Summit an answered prayer after the leaders of the two Koreas signed a peace agreement on April 27.
Jan 15, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- En route from Italy to Chile on Monday, Pope Francis told journalists of his concerns about war, and especially the use of nuclear weapons, giving each of them a photo of a child in Nagasaki.
Dec 2, 2017 - 04:30 pm .- Aboard his flight from Bangladesh to Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis said that the destructive potential of nuclear weapons is so great that humanity has reached the limit of morally possessing them or using them as deterrents.
Nov 17, 2017 - 07:00 pm .- A Vatican conference discussing “A World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” held Nov. 10-11, is the latest step in a long-term commitment from the Holy See to work for nuclear disarmament, which itself is considered by the Vatican to be a step toward the goal of integral disarmament.
Nov 10, 2017 - 12:16 pm .- On Friday, leading Vatican and secular diplomats urged world leaders to freeze investment into nuclear arms production, and to instead fund peace and development initiatives.
Nov 10, 2017 - 05:18 am .- In a key speech on the global effort to eradicate nuclear arms, Pope Francis called the weapons immoral and said they should be made illegal in war, but he also voiced hope that despite pessimism, things are moving in the right direction.
Nov 7, 2017 - 11:52 am .- The Vatican is preparing for a conference on nuclear disarmament this week in the wake of an international effort to ban nuclear weapons.
Sep 22, 2017 - 08:02 pm .- Nuclear weapons are a force for instability and any claims they promote peace are chasing illusions, the Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States told leading diplomats seeking a nuclear test ban treaty.?
Aug 17, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- As political tensions increase between the United States and North Korea, one pro-life group began a petition urging nuclear disarmament around the world.
Aug 11, 2017 - 12:54 pm .- A Texas Catholic priest has countered the claim of Texas Baptist pastor and adviser to Trump, Pastor Robert Jeffress, who claimed on Thursday that the president has been given “authority by God” to use nuclear force against North Korea.

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