#PopeFrancis Weighs In on Curbing Nuclear Weapons Amidst #America – #NorthKorea Tensions

Do you think if the Pope actively intervenes in the conflict between America and North Korea, the tension will de-escalate?

 

Pope Francis has expressed his support for an effort to curb nuclear weapons, as the tension between America and North Korea continue to escalate.

Coinciding with the day United Nations marks as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the Pope sent a tweet on Tuesday saying “Let us commit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons by implementing the Non-Proliferation Treaty to abolish these weapons of death.”

Pope Francis on Twitter

Let us commit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons by implementing the Non-Proliferation Treaty to abolish these weapons of death.

Later the same day, head of the Vatican’s human development office Cardinal Peter Turkson also weighed in saying, “At Nagasaki for anniv. Of A-bomb attack, I saw wickedly deformed survivors. Yet nations, keep A-bombs not thinking they also can be victims.” Cardinal Turkson is widely considered one of the pope’s top advisers.

Card Peter K Turkson on Twitter

At Nagasaki for anniv. Of A-bomb attack, I saw wickedly deformed survivors. Yet nations, keep A-bombs not thinking they also can be victims

Last week, while commenting on the continuing conflict between America and North Korea, Cardinal Turkson also tweeted on the issue of nuclear weapons, saying “Heads of State, it = still true: eye for eye ‘ll leave world of blind. So A-bomb for A-bomb ‘ll make world dead. Yet God made world for life.”

Card Peter K Turkson on Twitter

Heads of State, it = still true: eye for eye ‘ll leave world of blind. So A-bomb for A-bomb ‘ll make world dead. Yet God made world for life

Cardinal Turkson’s tweets come as the Vatican continues its efforts of persuading nations to reduce warfare and eliminate nuclear weapons. Currently there are nine countries, including America, possess nuclear weapons. North Korea and Iran are expected to possess the capability to launch nuclear weapons in the near future.

Separately, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states, spoke at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 25 “Without greater international and regional cooperation, especially among weapons-producing states, to control and limit strictly the production and movement of weapons, a world free of wars and violent conflicts will surely remain an illusion.”

Archbishop Gallagher also spoke of the rising geopolitical tensions around the world, and called out American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to “take a decisive and urgent step back from the present escalation of military preparations.”

Reference America Magazine

 


 

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