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New Mexico archbishop issues pastoral letter on nuclear disarmament (Archdiocese of Santa Fe)

Noting that New Mexico “hosts two of the nation’s three nuclear weapons laboratories, the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories,” Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe has issued a pastoral letter, Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: A Conversation toward Nuclear Disarmament.

The pastoral letter has four parts: “We Are Called to Be Peacemakers: The Teachings of Pope Francis, the Church, and the Gospels”; “Why We Need to Abolish Nuclear Weapons”; “A People Living in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light: The Only Real Alternative Is Nuclear Disarmament”; and “A Way Forward: Suggestions for Dialogue, Reflection, and Action.”


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