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Pope John Paul II may ask to personally address UN Security Council to stop Iraq war
AFP via Babelfish translation ^ | March 3, 2003

Posted on 03/03/2003 2:46:58 AM PST by HAL9000

The pope wants to go in front of UNO if its message with Bush does not stop the war

Jean Paul II will ask to address personally to the Security Council of the United Nations if its message with the American president George W Bush does not convince it to give up a war against Iraq, learned Monday the AFP from diplomatic source vaticane.L' possibility of a direct address of the pope in the United Nations was evoked during the maintenance of the pope with the secretary-general of UNO, Kofi Annan, there are two weeks in the Vatican, one added of the same source.Le cardinal Pio Laghi left Rome Monday morning for Washington carrying a message of peace as it must give to the American president. The cardinal, old apostolic nuncio (ambassador) in Washington and friend of the Bush family, hopes to be received mercredi.Une delegation of American religious leaders forwarded last week to Jean Paul II a letter wishing that the head of the catholic Church go to ONU."Il is allocated only to the pope himself to make such a decision ", commented on Sunday on a chain of television the archbishop Renato Martino, old observant of the Holy See at the United Nations and current president of the pontifical Council for justice and the peace, which had been charged to transmit to the missive.Si the pope, had tired and old of almost 82 years, had he could benefit from it to go to request in Ground Zero, affirms one diplomatic source vaticane.Ce gesture would be very appreciated by all the Americans, adds one. He had been considered last August at the time of the voyage of the pope in Canada for the world Days of Jeunesse.Dans diplomatic circles of the Holy See, one estimates that the parallel actions and concommitantes of the pope on the two protagonists of the crisis, Iraq and the United States, represent a significant chance so that a war is evité.Le Iraqi president Saddam Hussein should take account of the risk to be relatively insulated in the Arab world if he made the deaf person ear with a call to order of the Arab League, even observes one of the same source.De, underlines one, president Bush, of methodist confession, should not receive from one who asked nearly a billion and half of Christians of the whole world to fast for peace Wednesday. This fast is also preached by the World Council of Churches of Geneva where Protestant Eglises and orthodoxes.En sit reiterating Sunday its call to all the Christians, the pope confirmed his determination with all to try for the paix."Sans to go in front of the difficulties, it is necessary to look for and traverse all the possible ways to avoid the war, which always brings with it serious mournings and consequences for everyone ", he launched to the thousands of brought together pilgrims Saint-Pierre place under the eye of the cameras of télévision.Le cardinal Laghi will make any possible sound to convince president Bush that a unilateral attack except UNO against Iraq is a "crime against peace", Foreign Minister of the pope, Mgr Jean Louis Tauran.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholiclist; iraq; johnpaulii; pope; saddamhussein; securitycouncil
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1 posted on 03/03/2003 2:46:58 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Well, they did such a good job of stopping Hitler, and such a good job of protecting altar boys, that I think we should be grateful that they care so much.

/sarcasm

2 posted on 03/03/2003 2:50:24 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
I vigorously disagree with what the Holy Father is doing here, too, but you can take your anti-Catholicism and stuff it you know where.
3 posted on 03/03/2003 3:01:39 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod
What effect will this have on Catholic soldiers?
4 posted on 03/03/2003 3:06:05 AM PST by MEG33
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To: patriciaruth
You don't have to be sarcastic and I'm Catholic. This is way beyond where the Church should be going. I think this Pope is being used but if not then he is injecting his personal opinion but using his Church standing as authority for that opinion. That is not correct for only when speaking "ex cathedra" is he deemed infallible and that is not the case here but many anti-American forces may use this to reinforce their cause. This may further damage the Church in America if that is even possible now.
5 posted on 03/03/2003 3:06:49 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: HAL9000
The Pope needs to read this in the book of Romans.

13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 13:4 For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil."

Hello! God ordains righteous government to "execute wrath" on evil doers.

The Apostle Paul had to correct the doctrine of the "First Pope" (See Galatians Chapter 2), and I see this is needed again.

6 posted on 03/03/2003 3:12:43 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: HAL9000
Not a good idea.
7 posted on 03/03/2003 3:14:38 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Freeper Caribbean Cruise May 31-June 7, Staterooms As Low As $510 Per Person For Entire Week!)
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To: AmericaUnited
Bush deserves this embarrassing specticle if he doesn't end this soap opera now.

BTW shouldn't the seper. of church and state work both ways? Just what does he think he's doing? The church ought to butt out. They have enough problems of their own.

8 posted on 03/03/2003 3:20:05 AM PST by KickRightRudder
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To: HAL9000
The Pope may also be interested in reading the story of the Levi and his wife in Judges Chapters 19+20. His wife was raped and murdered by evil men in a city controlled by the Tribe of Benjamin. Because they did not want to turn in the evil men, the judgement of God was upon them and a lot of them were killed. Also, because the tribe from Jabesh Gilead did not partitpate in this judgement, they also were killed.

Moral of the story: THOSE WHO TOLERATE EVIL AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT WILL BE JUDGED!

9 posted on 03/03/2003 3:20:11 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: HAL9000
Reading our Bishop's writing on this in Today's Catholic this week,it could have been edited by any number of isolationists with blinders on circa 1935-1939,including that great Catholic statesman, old Joe Kennedy.I don't know whether to be mad,scared or what,but my Church is wrong here.
10 posted on 03/03/2003 3:28:48 AM PST by John W
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To: HAL9000
Please somebody tell me this isn't so...
12 posted on 03/03/2003 3:33:58 AM PST by livius
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To: patriotdreams

Washa you mouth offa Jean Paule!!!

13 posted on 03/03/2003 3:35:15 AM PST by Robert_Paulson2 (Mr. 29a... needs to be convicted)
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To: HAL9000
The Pope again. Anyone need any more proof that this is a malign force?
14 posted on 03/03/2003 3:40:29 AM PST by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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To: Cachelot
This protestant thinks in the spirit of comity perhaps one should lay off.
15 posted on 03/03/2003 3:44:12 AM PST by MEG33
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To: HAL9000
Maybe while he's there he can tell the UN what he's going to do about the sexual crimes committed by "priests" in his "Church" during his tenure. Or, maybe that's the connection -- boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press.
16 posted on 03/03/2003 3:46:01 AM PST by jrlc
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To: HAL9000
Well John Paul, do you call what is currently being done to the Iraqi people "peace"?

If you do, well peace be with you too...
17 posted on 03/03/2003 3:50:01 AM PST by DB ()
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To: patriciaruth
..they did such a good job of stopping Hitler, and such a good job of protecting altar boys, that I think we should be grateful that they care so much...

Get stuffed.

This Pope was a warrior against Communism, even took a bullet in that fight. You have got NO RIGHT to disrespect a man who's done so much good.

18 posted on 03/03/2003 3:53:01 AM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: MEG33
What effect will this have on Catholic soldiers?

American Catholic soldiers will "render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's".

The Pope has a right and a duty to preach Peace. American Catholic soldiers have a right and a duty to wage a just war.

19 posted on 03/03/2003 3:54:30 AM PST by Polybius
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To: patriotdreams
..at heart he's anti American and has demonstrated that time and time again...

Time and again, eh? Give us four or five examples, then.

20 posted on 03/03/2003 3:55:24 AM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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