Pope Francis says owning nuclear weapons is 'immoral'
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Francis called on the world to give up nuclear and atomic weapons.
Pope Francis called on the world to give up nuclear weapons. He stated this in his new book “I ask you in the name of the Lord. 10 prayers for hope for the future”, writes La Stampa.
“I ask in the name of God to end the cruel madness of war,” said the Pope Roman in the new book.
The war in Ukraine “has brought the consciousness of millions of people in the center of the West to the harsh reality of a humanitarian tragedy that has existed for some time” and “showed us the evil of the horrors of war,” says Pope Francis.
“There is no situation when war is possible consider fair. There is never a place for military barbarism,” he said.
The Pope has called on local and world leaders to stop the production and trade in weapons. According to Francis, the existence of nuclear and atomic weapons “threatens the survival of people on Earth.”
He stated that today it is “unacceptable and unthinkable” that resources continue to be wasted on the production of such weapons, while ” a serious crisis is looming that has implications for health, food and the climate, and for which no amount of investment will ever be enough.”
Francis mentioned the war in Ukraine, but also extended his word to all the wars now underway, asking politicians will be stopped by urging them “not to manipulate information and not to deceive their peoples in order to achieve the goals of the war.”
“War is also an ineffective response: it never solves the problems it intends to solve. Maybe Yemen, Libya or Syria, to give a few contemporary examples, is doing better than it was before the conflicts?” the Pope asked.
In his opinion, dialogue, negotiations, diplomatic skills and far-sighted policies are needed, “to able to build a system of coexistence not based on force of arms or deterrence.”