Pope Francis during the General Audience in Saint Peter Square in Vatican City, 08 November 2017. ANSA/ANGELO CARCONI

(ANSA) – Vatican City, November 10 – Pope Francis told a Vatican symposium on nuclear disarmament Friday that nuclear weapons must be stopped because they posed a threat to humankind. “We can only feel a keen sense of disquiet if we consider the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences that derive from any use of nuclear devices,” he said, as Nobel prize winner attending the event appealed for an end to nukes.
    The pope stressed their “existence is functional to a logic of fear that does not regard the parties in conflict but the whole human race”.
    Francis said the existence and possible use of weapons of mass destruction was “illogical militarily”.