Online Resources |
Related Readings |
Chronicle of Events |
Following is a "work in progress" which I hope to finish as I have time -- linking to notable news and stories of clergy's (primarily the
Vatican's) reaction to the war.
Papal Household Theologian on Iraq's Reconstruction. Zenit. 4/15/03.
Vatican Aims for Reconciliation Among Nations After the War. Zenit. 4/14/03.
Nuncio in Baghdad Says Great Challenge Now Is Legislative Void. Zenit. 4/10/03.
Cardinal Ratzinger Relieved as End of War in Iraq Draws Near. Zenit. 4/10/03.
Archbishop Martino Stresses Importance of U.N.. Zenit. 4/09/03.
ohn Paul II Prays for Speedy End to Iraqi War Zenit. 4/06/03.
When Can Nations Intervene Militarily in Other Nations?. Zenit ANALYSIS. 4/04/03.
Nuncio in Baghdad Appeals to All Christians to Pray for Peace. Zenit. 4/04/03.
Civilian Casualties and Moral Principles. Zenit ANALYSIS. 3/29/03.
Cardinal Urges Respect for Rights in Iraq, and Sensitivity in Reporting. Zenit. 3/28/03.
Iraqi War Could Worsen the World Situation, Warns Archbishop Tauran. Zenit. 3/26/03.
Pope Urges Respect for International Humanitarian Law in War. Zenit. 3/25/03.
Shiite Imam Says Pope Shows That There Is No War of Religions. Zenit. 3/24/03.
John Paul II Prays for Peace and Victims of War. Zenit. 3/23/03.
Pained by War, John Paul II Prays for Iraqi People. Zenit. 3/20/03.
"We Understand Pope's Concern," Colin Powell Tells Vatican.Zenit. 3/19/03.
Papal Nuncio Aims to Stay Close to the Suffering in Iraq Zenit. 3/18/03.
Iraqi Bishop Begs "Mercy for the Children". Zenit. 3/17/03.
Cardinal Pio Laghi Says U.S., Britain and Spain Should Heed the Pope. Zenit. 3/16/03.
John Paul II Says There Is Still Room for Peace in Iraq. Zenit. 3/15/03.
Papal Nuncio Will Stay in Baghdad Even If War Breaks Out. Zenit. 3/14/03.
Vatican Official Criticizes Pressures Exerted in U.N. Security Council Zenit. 3/13/03.
Saddam Must Be Dealt With Through U.N., Says Cardinal Lehmann Zenit. 3/12/03.
Vatican Denies Reports Over Deal for Saddam's Exile. Zenit. 3/11/03.
Pope Working on a Deal for Saddam's Exile, Reports Say. Zenit. 3/10/03.
Pope Doesn't Put Bush and Saddam on Same Level, Says Cardinal Tucci. Zenit. 3/7/03.
Iraq's Compliance Must Be Pursued Through U.N., Says Cardinal Laghi. Zenit. 3/6/03.
Prayer and Fasting Are Weapons of Peace. Zenit. 3/5/03.
John Paul II Has Confidence in Bush, Says Papal Envoy Cardinal Laghi . Zenit. 3/3/03.
Russia and Vatican Note a Common Ground on Iraqi Crisis. Zenit. 3/3/03.
Cardinal Laghi to Deliver a Papal Message to Bush. Zenit. 3/2/03.
Vatican Extols "Force of Law, Not the Law of Force" Zenit. 2/28/03.
War Would Be Unjustified, Says U.S. Bishop Wilton Gregory. Zenit. 2/27/03.
Vatican to Brief Diplomats on Its Iraqi Position. Zenit. 2/26/03.
Blair Urged to Solve Iraqi Crisis Without Stirring "New Divisions" Zenit. 2/23/03.
War in Iraq - No Simple Answers. Zenit ANALYSIS. 2/22/03.
"To Resort to Force Would Not Be Just," Vatican Says at U.N. Zenit. 2/20/03.
War Would Be a Tragedy for Religions Too, Says John Paul II Zenit. 2/20/03.
Peaceful Means Can Disarm Iraq, Says Cardinal Sodano Zenit. 2/19/03.
Pope and Kofi Annan Stress "Essential Role" of U.N. in Iraqi Crisis Zenit. 2/18/03.
Holy See Is Not Pacifist But Peace-Making, Says Cardinal Sodano Zenit. 2/18/03.
Peace Still Possible in and for Iraq, Says Cardinal Etchegaray. Zenit. 2/17/03.
Saddam Has the Will to Avoid the War, says Cardinal Etchegaray. Zenit. 2/16/03.
Cardinal Etchegaray Exhorts Saddam to Avoid War Zenit. 2/16/03.
Vatican Statement After Pope's Meeting with Tariq Aziz Zenit. 2/14/03.
John Paul II Calls on Iraq to Respect U.N. Resolutions Zenit. 2/14/03.
Papal Envoy Visits Christians While Awaiting Meeting with Saddam Zenit. 2/13/03.
Pope Isn't a Pacifist, Says Vatican Spokesman Navarro-Falls. Zenit. 2/13/03.
Papal Emissary Hopes to Meet with Saddam Zenit. 2/12/03.
Michael Novak Defends U.S. Position on Iraq. Zenit. 2/11/03.
Papal Envoy Arrives in Baghdad; Iraqi Says Pope Would Be Welcome Zenit. 2/11/03.
War Would Hurt Christian Presence, Says Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni Zenit. 2/10/03.
Envoy's Presence Shows That Church Rejects War, Says Archbishop Jean Sleiman (Baghdad) Zenit. 2/10/03.
Baghdad-bound, Cardinal Etchegaray Is Counting on Prayer Zenit. 2/10/03.
Pope Sends Papal Envoy to Baghdad Zenit. 2/9/03.
John Paul II Calls for Peace in Iraqi Crisis Zenit. 2/9/03.
Vatican Official Says Evidence Against Iraq Is "Not Very Convincing" Zenit. 2/7/03.
Pope and German Foreign Minister Discuss Iraq and Europe. Zenit. 2/7/03.
Cardinal Sodano Wonders Who Would Benefit from Iraq War Zenit. 1/30/03.
Iraqi Bishop Says War Wouldn't Solve Anything Zenit. 1/29/03.
War on Iraq Unjustified, Say Bishops of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Zenit. 1/19/03.
Holy See Believes War in Iraq Is Still Avoidable Zenit. 1/15/03.
"No to War!" in Iraq and Holy Land, John Paul II Urges Zenit. 1/13/03.
Iraqi Bishop Appeals for Peace - All Are To Blame, Says Auxiliary Shlemon Warduni. Zenit. 1/9/03.
John Paul II Supports Rome Peace March Zenit. 1/6/03.
John Paul II Calls for Peaceful Means to Overcome International Tensions Zenit. 1/1/03.
Attack on Iraq Must Be Avoided, Says Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran. Zenit. 12/23/02.
Australian Bishops Urge Avoidance of War Zenit. !2/2/02.
Pope Asks Christians to Proclaim God of love in Response to Terrorism. Zenit. 11/15/02.
New Vatican Observer to U.N. Is Named - Monsignor Celestino Migliore Replaces Archbishop Martino. Zenit. 10/30/03.
French Bishops Oppose War Against Iraq. Zenit. 10/20/02.
U.S. bishops oppose `preemptive, unilateral' force against Iraq, by Willy Thorn. National Catholic Reporter, Sept 27, 2002
1st Strike Against Iraq Would Be Hard to Justify, Says Cardinal McCarrick. Zenit. 9/27/02.
War Would Have "Unacceptable Human Costs," Say Italian Bishops. Zenit. 9/26/02.
Catholic press takes issue with U.S. war on Iraq, by Margot Patterson. National Catholic Reporter, Sept 20, 2002.
Anti-Terrorism Fight Must Respect Laws, Says Vatican. 9/12/02.
War on Terrorism Should Be Primarily Non-Military, Say U.S. Bishops, 9/11/02
Vatican Aide Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Calls for Options to Military Attack on Iraq. Zenit. 9/24/02.
Cardinal Ratzinger Says Unilateral Attack on Iraq Not Justified. Zenit. 9/22/02.
John Paul II Encouraged by Iraq's Cooperation with U.N.. Zenit. 9/17/02.
John Paul II Condemns Terrorism and Prays for Victims of 9/11 9/11/02.
Pope Prays for Forgiveness of Perpetrators of Attacks, 9/11/02.