Cardinal says just war theory encyclical a possibility

The head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has said that a papal encyclical addressing the question of just war theory is possible.

Cardinal Peter Turkson said proposals to drop the concept of just war were “legitimate”.

He called for a “broad and deeply felt” debate on the question of just war theory.

“A possible encyclical is plausible only as the fruit of much dialogue, not as a starting point,” he said.

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