Holy See Marks International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Posted September 11, 2019 10:34 am by ZENIT Staff

Holy See Marks  International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Archbishop Bernardito Auza Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, offered the remarks below at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Plenary Meeting on the occasion of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, New York, 9 September 2019.
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Madam President,
Today’s commemoration and promotion of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests is important to enhance public awareness and education about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapon test explosions, with a view to creating conditions necessary for a universal proscription of nuclear tests as a step toward achieving a nuclear-weapon-free world.
The first test of a nuclear weapon, unhappily nicknamed “Trinity,” took place seventy-four

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