Saturday, March 29, 2003

Pope Says War Must Not Become "Religious Catastrophe"

From UK News Yahoo:

"Let us not permit a human tragedy to become a religious catastrophe," he said on Saturday.

The Pope is against the war in Iraq and led the Vatican in a diplomatic campaign to try to avert it.

The Iraq conflict has put the Vatican on a collision course with Washington because the Pope has refused to bless the conflict as a "just war".

The Vatican is very concerned that the war could lead to worsening situations for Christians living in predominantly Muslim countries, such as Iraq and Indonesia.