Vatican Secretary of State: Putin’s nuclear threat ‘repugnant’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin says Vladimir Putin’s warnings that he would consider using nuclear weapons is a “repugnant threat” that shows the urgency of moving to eliminate nuclear weapons from arsenals around the world. Putin “illustrates just how close the world has come to the abyss of nuclear war. This looming threat, with devastating implications for all humanity, demonstrates that nuclear weapons are a ‘costly and dangerous liability,’ which undermines international security.”