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Pope on war: opposition but not condemnation

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Mar 20, 2003

L'Espresso, an intriguing (if not always pro-Catholic) Italian publication, makes a careful distinction. Pope John Paul has expressed public opposition to war on Iraq, but has carefully avoided any condemnation of military action. The US media have not always grasped that distinction.

The point is spelled out in the English-language version) of the L'Espresso piece.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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