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14 czerwca 2014

Diplomacy: herald of an optimism salutary of humanity’s future

Diplomacy: herald of an optimism salutary of humanity’s future

Pope john Paul II United Nations address contains two very brief final paragraphs. They are condensed, possibly brief because they stand as the threshold of a future which is yet to be written. The Pope acknowledged that humanity approaches tomorrow with a degree of fear. That fear is no mirage. Nor is its existence hypothetical. […]

25 marca 2014

Diplomacy: respecter of religious conscience

Diplomacy: respecter of religious conscience

United Nations delegates were instructed by Pope John Paul II that their mission involves the safeguard of the „fundamental right to freedom of religion and freedom of conscience”. The Pope maintains that these rights jointly constitute “the cornerstones of the structure of human rights and the foundation of every truly free society”. Obviously alluding to […]

22 lutego 2014

Diplomacy: engenders adherence to the norms of law

Diplomacy: engenders adherence to the norms of law

Several times in his 1995 speech, Pope John Paul II reminded delegates of their relationship to law. For example, this is implicit when he spoke the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the absence of the “rights of nations” theme in its passages. The Pope requested that representatives consider the question of […]

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