Reflection 181 Resolution Previous reflections
Based on the
Vatican 2 document
"Gaudium et Spes" (Church in the world) 80
This most holy synod makes its own
the condemnations of total war already pronounced by recent popes
Any act of war aimed indiscriminately
at the destruction of entire cities of extensive areas along with their population
is a crime against God and humanity itself.
It merits unequivocal and unhesitating condemnation.
This synod urges everyone, especially government officials and
to give unremitting thought to their gigantic responsibility before God and the entire human race
Jesus, please stop governments from
making nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction