Pope Francis called for a world without nuclear weapons

© AP Photo / Andrew MedichiniПапа Roman Francis in Vatican cityPope Francis called for a world without nuclear weapons© AP Photo / Andrew Medichini

Pope Francis called for a world without nuclear weapons through the application of the Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

«Take on the commitment to a world without nuclear weapons, by applying the non-proliferation Treaty, to renounce these instruments of death,» wrote on Tuesday, the Pontiff in his official microblog on Twitter.

Pope Francis repeatedly appealed to the topic, emphasizing the need for disarmament and the complete prohibition of nuclear weapons. He wrote about this, particularly this year in his address on the occasion of the world day of peace, which the Roman Catholic Church celebrates on January 1.

The call of the head of the Roman Catholic Church was made on the background which ended the political debate in the framework of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in new York. On Monday the session was made by the foreign Minister of the Holy see, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, which, in particular, noted that «the proliferation of nuclear weapons increases international tensions, as evidenced by the situation on the Korean Peninsula.» In this regard, a senior representative of the Vatican emphasized the urgent need for the conclusion of new regional and bilateral agreements on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.