Nuclear Disarmament and Development

The Hopes of the Holy See

This past July, a special UN conference adopted a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which opened for signature on September 20. In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi visited Georgetown and discussed the need for the treaty, the Holy See’s role in its development, and the Vatican's hopes for the successful reallocation of resources from nuclear weapons to sustainable development—a priority of Pope Francis.

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