Catholics join scientists in asking Biden to seek nuclear disarmament

Catholic proponents of nuclear disarmament have joined scientists in calling on President Joe Biden to pursue an ambitious plan to end the threat nuclear weapons pose to the planet.

In a statement to the White House, a group of 14 disarmament advocates – seven Catholics, including three bishops, and seven scientists – urged Biden to seek a new agreement with Russia to continue reducing nuclear weapon stockpiles and work worldwide to achieve their abolition.

“We are scientists committed to protecting health and safety and Catholic leaders committed to the common good of all people,” the statement begins. “We are uniting in calling on President Biden to reduce the nuclear threat as our nation works with others for a world without nuclear weapons.”

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