DAILY CATHOLIC     WEDNESDAY     April 14, 1999     vol. 10, no. 73

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US CARDINAL URGES TO SOLVE CONFLICT ON THE BASIS OF JUSTICE AND NOT PERSONAL INTEREST

          BOSTON, 13 (NE) "Are we perhaps too selective in our compassion, in our indignation in the face of injustice?" This is the question raised by Cardinal Bernard Law regarding the situation of conflict in the Balkans. In an article written by Boston's Archbishop in the last issue of the archdiocesan newspaper "The Pilot," the Cardinal recalled the difficult reality of other countries in which numerous situations of violence and persecution still exist before the indifference of the international community.

          "The critical strategic question for us is how do we, as the major world power, effectively utilize our influence in the cause of justice. The bottom line must be the effect on the human person, on the family, on our solidarity with the poor," said the Archbishop. Recalling the words of Pope Paul VI, he stated that "Justice is another name for peace. There will be no peace in the Balkans without justice -a justice which is based on the legitimate aspirations of all the peoples who make up that region."

          "The road to peace, he emphasized - recalling the urgent call for dialogue and peace made by Pope John Paul II - will be long and arduous whenever it begins. It will be all the more arduous if we delay its beginning."


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April 14, 1999       volume 10, no. 73
NEWS & VIEWS

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