New Vatican slap at US
Take a careful look at today's CWN story about the theme for next year's World Day of Peace. Usually the themes that are chosen are very abstract and more or less predictable; this one has a real barb to it.
The Holy See, in criticizing US plans for war against Iraq, repeatedly asked questions about the implications for international law. And those were good questions, too. What gives one country-- or even a (large) group of countries-- the right to decide we need "regime change" in another country? Have we set a dangerous precedent?
So when the Vatican chooses international law as the theme for the World Day of Peace, it's something more than an abstract statement. Look for a papal message that will contain some direct criticism of US policies.
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