blast from the past

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.

One thought on “blast from the past”

  1. what a bonus – 2 posts in one day. A real treat. You are right about the war work – we have lots to do. Shoulder to shoulder, then.

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