Pope urges world to prevent terrorists from getting weapons of mass destruction

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Pope Benedict is urging the international community to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on weapons of mass destruction.

The pontiff outlined the Vatican's foreign policy priorities in his annual speech today. He says he wants the world to make "a global commitment on security" and keep the weapons secure. He also urges negotiations to continue with Iran over the country's nuclear program. The pope says he wants to see measures in place that would "increase transparency and mutual trust."

Benedict is also urging action to stop the humanitarian crisis caused by cluster bombs. The devices open in flight and scatter dozens of bombs. Some fail to explode, posing a serious hazard to civilians.

The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See says the pope's comments show the U.S. and Vatican have similar foreign policy goals.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 13526507 - wndu.com/a?a=13526507
Gray Television, Inc.