Entitled “Advancing integral disarmament in times of pandemic,” the online event advanced the goal of implementing a global ceasefire. It was organized on March 23, 2021 by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) and the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, in collaboration with the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation (SCRAP) of the SOAS University of London.
The initiative was divided into three panels, and saw the participation of high-level Vatican officials and leaders of international organizations.
The third and final session discussed the vital role of religious organizations in promoting disarmament and integral development. The Vatican’s top officials for ecumenism and interreligious dialogue offered their thoughts on the topic.
H.E. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, as representative of the Armenian Church to the Holy See, also participated in the initiative.
Watch the speech begining from (2:41) onwards.