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Bishops’ Peace Chairman Warns of ‘Menace’ of Nuclear Weapons

Everett Collection The BAKER test of Operation Crossroads, July 25, 1946.

Catholic authorities have been warning about the threat of nuclear war for decades. St. Paul VI in 1968 called for “putting an end to the nuclear arms race,” while St. John Paul II in 1981 urged humanity to “make a moral about-face” in order to avoid “nuclear annihilation.”