Catholic Talk Blog: "Just War Theory" Refresher

Last edited 24th August 2014

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Many Catholics are asking about how we should respond to what is going on in Iraq. Specifically, whether we were required to “turn the other cheek” or if we could be advocating military action – even strong military action – against the IS terrorists.

Last week the Holy Father has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, asking for the international community “to do all that it can to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities”. Since then, other Vatican officials suggested that this could include military action. So where does the Church stand on all this, and what does the "just war theory" actually mean? Visit this blog from Catholic Talk for more.


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