Greg Burke, the director of the Holy See Press Office, has issued a statement on an upcoming conference on nuclear disarmament. On September 21st, the Holy See became one of the first entities to sign and ratify a new treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, which was the fruit of the UN Conference. Since Holy Father Pope Francis’s commitment to nuclear disarmament is high, an important conference entitled “Perspective for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Development” will be held in Vatican.
As reported by en.radiovaticana.va, Greg Burke remarked that “The Holy Father is working with determination to promote the conditions necessary for a world without nuclear arms and he had expressed his resolve in this matter earlier this year, in a message addressed to the United Nations Conference “To Negotiate a Legally-Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards Their Total Elimination.””
The Conference “Perspective for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Development” will be organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.