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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. […]

29 maja 2014

Diplomacy: discernment of cautionary counsel

Diplomacy: discernment of cautionary counsel

The Pope, when speaking to the United Nations, did not conceal his adamancy against the philosophical theory of utilitarianism. He offered several reasons to explain why this position warrants of utilitarianism. This is a doctrine which “defines morality not in terms of what is good but of what is advantageous”. Utilitarianism undermines “the freedom of […]

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 […]

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