Pope’s quotes: Unjust aggressor

A quote from Pope Francis:

“In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say that it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor. I emphasize the word: ‘stop.’ I’m not saying drop bombs, make war, but stop the aggressor. The means used to stop him would have to evaluated.”

— Answer to journalist’s question on U.S. military action in Iraq, in-flight press conference from Korea to Rome, Aug. 18, 2014

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