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Vatican envoy backs nuclear test-ban pact

Catholic World News - September 20, 2012

"Global security must not rely on nuclear weapons," the Vatican’s top foreign-policy official said in an address to the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is meeting this week in Vienna.

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Secretary for Relations with States, reminded the IAEA delegates that the Holy See has endorsed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty as a “great leap forward for the future of humanity,” and said that ratification of the accord is “of paramount importance.”

Archbishop Mamberti also spoke about the need to ensure safety in the use of nuclear power, observing that the Fukushima disaster “revealed that a local nuclear crisis is indeed a global problem.”

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