Pope says world should condemn ‘very possession’ of nuclear weapons

Pope Francis looks as he arrives during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican
Pope Francis looks as he arrives during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

November 10, 2017

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, in some his strongest comments ever on nuclear weapons, said on Friday that the world should condemn not only their possible use but “their very possession”.

The appeal came at the start of a two-day conference on nuclear disarmament that has brought together 11 Nobel Peace Prize winners, as well as United Nations and NATO officials, discussing prospects for a world free of nuclear weapons.

Addressing the group, Francis spoke of “the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental effects of any employment of nuclear devices” and added:

“If we also take into account the risk of an accidental detonation as a result of error of any kind, the threat of their use, as well as their very possession, is to be firmly condemned.”

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; editing by Ralph Boulton)

  • Un-orthodox

    Pope would love to see Argentina to have nukes and nobody else. This globalist in sandals is a joke and a danger for the free world.

  • I’m still waiting to hear about him taking in a whole bunch of illegals, oops sorry, I meant to say refugees! I won’t hold my breath though. He should keep his nose out of politics period!

  • Jason Lamson

    Can we bar the Poop from visiting the US?

  • taxpayer22

    This Pope is a Marxist.

  • MUSLIMANIA

    The HERETIC Pope speaks again…… he should join Antifa……