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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.

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