Pope backs efforts at nuclear disarmament
Catholic World News - May 05, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI endorsed efforts at nuclear disarmament, in remarks he made during his weekly public audience on May 5. The Pontiff also said that healthy family life is the best hope of society.
Referring to the UN's review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Holy Father said that he would "encourage the initiatives that seek progressive disarmament and areas free of nuclear weapons, with a view to their complete elimination from the planet." He urged the participants in the New York negotiating sessions to "overcome historical conditioning" and to recognize that peace "rests on trust and on respect for promises made, not only on the balance of power."
Turning his attention next to delegates headed for a conference on the family, to be held in Sweden, the Pope said: "Marriage is truly an instrument of salvation-- not only for married people but for the whole of society."
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