Back in December of 2002, Pope John Paul II gave his annual Christmas message
“Pope John Paul II has made a Christmas plea to avoid a war in Iraq, where UN weapons inspectors have carried out more searches of suspect sites.”
(Via BBC NEWS.)
I happened upon that article from the Michael Moore site, when I finally succumbed to reading one of the deluge of articles on the Pope’s death. There are a number of quotes from the Pope on that page. Here’s one that I hope people remember:
“NO TO WAR! War is not always inevitable. It is always a defeat for humanity.”
— January 13, 2003
So, to John Paul II, Rest In Peace. The rest of us (myself included)… get up, we have more work to do.