The letter states, "Our call for the elimination of nuclear weapons is rooted in our belief that the Earth is God’s and that all that is in it is under both God’s love and judgment.
"Nuclear arsenals cannot defend against attack nor protect humanity or any part of God’s Creation. We believe that to rely on nuclear weapons, to threaten nuclear attack as a foundation for security is ineffective and ethically problematic. Peace needs to be based on justice and on building mutual respect between nations and Peoples."
Read the full text of the letter in English; in French.