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Pope sends ‘terrible moral signal’ to dictators, Wall Street Journal says in editorial

May 05, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Reacting to the papal comment that “NATO’s barking at Russia’s door” had prompted Putin to “react badly and unleash the conflict,” the Wall Street Journal editorialized that “since the invasion, Francis has called for an end to the war and criticized the violence, but he hasn’t directly called out Russia for starting the conflict. Now that he finally speaks, he blames NATO for accepting members that want to avoid being invaded by Russia. What a terrible moral signal to send to dictators.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 05, 2022 12:21 PM ET USA

    In a moment of moral clarity, Pope Francis makes the right call regarding national defense and the propagation of war by proxy.