Church leaders shift nuclear views from deterrence to disarmament | National Catholic Reporter

When it comes to nuclear weapons, Catholic thinking is moving away from a conditional acceptance of deterrence policy and moving toward an urgent call for nuclear disarmament. That move will be highlighted as Pope Francis gathers Nobel Peace Prize winners this weekend at the Vatican.

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development will host a conference titled “Prospects for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament” Nov. 10-11. In addition to Nobel laureates, “top United Nations and NATO officials, leading experts, ‎heads of major foundations and of civil society organizations, as well [as] representatives of bishops’ conferences, Christian denominations and other faiths” will attend, according to Vatican Radio.

Source: | National Catholic Reporter

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