Vatican Shifts on Preventive War; New Foreign Minister Open to Bush Doctrine, but under U.N. Auspices
Allen, John L., Jr., National Catholic Reporter
The pope's new foreign minister, in an apparent shift from an earlier Vatican position, recently signaled surprising openness to the Bush doctrine of preventive force against terrorism--but under United Nations auspices, not the United States or a "coalition of the willing."
In his first extended interview with an American newspaper since his appointment in October, Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, also issued a blunt, if indirect, call to the United States to work more collegially within the United Nations system.
"It is clear that the military and economic superiority of one country, while giving rise to a particular moral responsibility vis-a-vis other nations [the principle of solidarity], does not automatically translate into an institutional preeminence with the subordination of other members [the …
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Publication information: Article title: Vatican Shifts on Preventive War; New Foreign Minister Open to Bush Doctrine, but under U.N. Auspices. Contributors: Allen, John L., Jr. - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 40. Issue: 12 Publication date: January 23, 2004. Page number: 7. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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