Introduction to Bishop Botean’s Pastoral Letter on Participation/Support of the Iraqi War

In this Pastoral Letter, Bishop Botean declares to those who are actively one with him by Baptism and by faith in Christ and His Church that this war is intrinsically evil and therefore morally impermissible for them. It is the equivalent of a Church being informed by its highest spiritual authority that it is under a Divine mandate to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience, if legally required to participate in this war.

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