Friday 13 October 2006

Vatican statement on International Arms Trade Treaty

Speaking of peace and war: the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has released a statement supporting a proposed resolution concerning the international control of the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons. The statement concludes:

“The Holy See is convinced that such a convention can be an important step toward a true global culture of peace, in which states, civil society and the military industry cooperate, with responsibility and solidarity, for a more peaceful and secure world.”

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