It is always distressing to see how factually challenged the Pope tends to be. For example:
Indeed, the escalation of the arms race continues unabated and the price of modernizing and developing weaponry, not only nuclear weapons, represents a considerable expense for nations. As a result, the real priorities facing our human family, such as the fight against poverty, the promotion of peace, the undertaking of educational, ecological and healthcare projects, and the development of human rights, are relegated to second place.
Go here to read the rest. There is no arms race. In the US the money spent on arms is dwarfed by social spending. European nations spend next to nothing on their military compared to social spending. As is often the case the Pope is shadow boxing with phantoms that exist only in his mind.