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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pope John XXIII, Thomas Merton and the Second Vatican Council’s Message of Peace

(lecture to Dutch Catholic military chaplains / 25 April 2013 / Zin Conference Center, Vught, The Netherlands) By Jim Forest The publication of papal encyclicals is normally of interest only to Roman Catholics. Secular journalists as well as those in other churches pay little attention. But Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris, signed fifty […]