(Vatican Radio) The Holy See has told the United Nations “Nuclear weapons … should have no place in a world community determined to achieve mutual security on a global scale,” calling them “the antithesis of humankind’s yearning for peace.”
Archbishop Francis Chullikat, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York, was speaking ahead of the review cycle of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) scheduled for 2015.
He reminded the committee the NPT treaty calls for working towards a nuclear weapons-free world.
“If one of the treaty’s central obligations – negotiations toward the elimination of nuclear weapons – continues to be implemented so timidly and at such an unacceptably slow pace, confidence in the viability of the non-proliferation regime could gradually weaken and the risk of further proliferation would increase,” said Archbishop Chullikat. Continue reading