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