Pope Francis' Latest Mission: Stopping Nuclear Weapons

April 10, 2015 4:00 PM

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Pope Francis' Latest Mission: Stopping Nuclear Weapons

The Vatican has long opposed nuclear weapons, but Pope Francis is making the cause one of the top diplomatic priorities of his two-year-old papacy.

In December, the Vatican submitted a paper calling for total nuclear disarmament to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. In January, Pope Francis touted nuclear disarmament as a major goal alongside climate change in his speech to the Vatican’s diplomatic corps. And o...

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