Pope’s remarks seen as a road map of urgent actions for U.N. to take

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October 8, 2015

Pope Francis addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York Sept. 25. (CNS photo//Mike Segar, Reuters) See POPE-UN Sept. 25, 2015.

Pope Francis addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York Sept. 25. (CNS photo//Mike Segar, Reuters)

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — In the warm afterglow of Pope Francis’ Sept 25 address to the General Assembly, veteran United Nations observers drew a starkly candid road map of urgent actions that the world body must take to achieve its security agenda.

Speakers at an Oct. 7 side event hosted by the Holy See’s permanent observer to the U.N. said the organization’s top priorities must be nuclear disarmament and the protection of civilians in conflict areas.

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s ambassador to the U.N., said Pope Francis described “an urgent need to work for a world free of nuclear weapons, in full application of the nonproliferation treaty, in letter and spirit, with the goal of a complete prohibition of these weapons.”

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