Pope on Conflict in Lebanon
When will pro-war Cafeteria Catholics ever get it. The Pope`s position on warfare is crystal clear. He says it is wrong and can never be justified.
Pope Benedict on Sunday condemned "terrorist" acts and reprisals in Lebanon and Israel, saying the violence was unjustifiable.
Benedict, in his first public comments on the escalating crisis, said that violations "of law and justice" at the root of the conflict could not be used to sanction bloodshed.
He called on both sides to resume dialogue.
"The causes of such fierce confrontation are unfortunately objective situations of violation of law and justice," Benedict said, speaking from his holiday retreat in the Aosta valley.
"But neither the terrorist acts nor the reprisals, above all when there are tragic consequences for the civilian population, can be justified."