Pope Francis and the Morality of Nuclear Weapons

Pope Francis recently said at a conference that it is immoral for nations to possess nuclear weapons. Up to now, the Church has appeared to tolerate the possession of nuclear weapons as a means of deterrence, but now Pope Francis has stepped forward and said that the threat of their use and their mere possession is to be firmly condemned.

Monsignor Stuart Swetland, Relevant Radio’s Chief Religion Correspondent, joins The Drew Mariani Show to discuss this bold statement from Pope Francis, and explain the Catholic Church’s stance on the morality of nuclear weapons.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at relevantradio.com and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.