“World peace is threatened not only by the arms race, regional conflicts and the continued injustices among people, but also by the lack of respect for nature.” Pope John Paul II, Peace with God the Creator, Peace with All of Creation, 1990, 1
“How can there ever be a future of peace when investments are still made in the production of arms and in research aimed at developing new ones? It can only be hoped that the international community will... take up once more... the process of disarmament.” Pope Benedict XVI, World Day of Peace Message, 2006, 14
“The nations of the world are becoming more and more dependent on one another - it will not be possible to preserve a lasting peace so long as glaring economic and social imbalances persist.” Pope John XXIII, Mother and Teacher, 1961, 157
“Jesus has revealed to us that ‘God is love’ and that the highest vocation of every person is love. In Christ we can find the ultimate reason for becoming staunch champions of human dignity and courageous builders of peace.” Pope Benedict XVI, World Day of Peace Message, 2007, 16.