Nuclear Weapons

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis on G7 Summit: Nuclear Deterrence Offers "only an illusion of peace"

May 21, 2023

In a letter marking the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Pope Francis asserted that the mere possession of nuclear weapons creates “a climate of fear and suspicion” and offers “only an illusion of peace.”  

Pope Francis prays for children in Ukraine, March 16, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis: After a Nuclear War, Humanity Would Have to "start from scratch"

Mar 16, 2022

The pope was speaking on the 21st day of the war in Ukraine.

A poster circulated by the All African Council of Churches (AACC) after the coming into force of the Treaty on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). / All African Council of Churches (AACC)/ Facebook

Africa-Based Faith Organizations Welcome Treaty Banning World’s Nuclear Weapons

Jan 29, 2021

The All African Council of Churches (AACC) has joined other faith-based entities in welcoming the coming into force of the Treaty on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) that bans nuclear weapons.

Pope Francis speaks at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Credit: Hannah Brockhaus/CNA.

Pope Francis in Hiroshima: 'Never again war'

Nov 24, 2019

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.

Pope Francis aboard a flight from Italy to Ecuador July 5, 2015. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

Pope Francis Calls Use of Nuclear Weapons 'immoral' Ahead of Japan Trip

Nov 18, 2019

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.