Ray of Hope
As a Cardinal, the new pope was a staunch critic of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. On one occasion before the war, he was asked whether it would be just. "Certainly not," he said, and explained that the situation led him to conclude that "the damage would be greater than the values one hopes to save."The article, New Pope A Strong Critic of War, is well worth reading.
Let's hope this same commitment to peacemaking will also manifest in other areas of the Pope's theology as well.
Thanks to Carl McColman for making me aware of this article about Pope Benedict XVI.