(from Catholic Near East April 1992)
Pontifical Mission Funds Papal Pronouncements on the Gulf War
Posted: 01 Apr 1992
At a press conference marking the first anniversary of the Gulf War, Archbishop Renato R. Martino, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, announced the publication of John Paul II For Peace in the Middle East.
Funded by a special grant from the Pontifical Mission for Palestine, the popes special agency for refugees in the Middle East, the 241-page book features papal statements, prayers and letters advocating dialogue, justice and peace during the Gulf crisis.
Everyone knows that war has no other logic than that of deplorable bombardments, the archbishop said. Quoting the pope, he added, Now more than ever before, war appears as a germ of death.