Living in the Light of Christ's Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament by Archbishop Wester


On January 11, 2022 Archbishop John C. Wester, of Santa Fe released his pastoral letter Living in the Light of Christ's Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament on the urgent need for nuclear disarmament and avoiding a new nuclear arms race.

Click here to view press conference and to read the pastoral letter.

Pope Francis has made clear statements about the immorality of possessing nuclear weapons, moving the Church from past conditional acceptance of “deterrence” to the moral imperative of abolition. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has a special role to play in advocating for nuclear disarmament given the presence of two nuclear weapons laboratories and the United States of America’s largest repository of warheads located within its boundaries. He therefore believes the archdiocese has a unique role to play in encouraging a future world free of nuclear weapons. Archbishop Wester states, “The Archdiocese of Santa Fe has a special responsibility not only to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, but also to encourage its active implementation.” He goes on to “...invite us to have a conversation together about what it means to follow the risen, nonviolent Jesus who calls us to be peacemakers, put down the sword, and love everyone, even the enemies of our nation.”

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