Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Novak's Visit to Vatican Sponsored by U.S. Government

From GN Online: Bush aims to influence Pope

Keen to build support for military action against Iraq, the U.S. government is sponsoring a conservative American Catholic scholar's visit to Italy to challenge the Vatican's opposition to a war on moral grounds.

Michael Novak, an author affiliated with the American Enter-prise Institute in Washington, D.C., has been meeting with senior Vatican officials since his arrival in Rome last week and delivered a public lecture arguing that attacking Iraq now constitutes a "just war."