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The Lewis Doctrine & the Vatican

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Fighting terrorism with democracy? According to Italian Vaticanist Sandro Magister this is “the biggest news item in recent months”: the Holy See is embracing the thesis of Islam scholar Bernard Lewis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Holy See clearly proposes “soft power” as a means for propagating democracy in these countries: a peaceful diffusion of democracy through the winning of consensus in favor of laws and regulations for coexistence that are shown as good and attractive in themselves. In this, the Church draws upon its two thousand years of experience as bearer of the Gospel.

But at the same time, it does not exclude the possibility that military forces could intervene as “missionaries of peace” when necessary. Present-day Iraq is one of these cases of necessity, in the judgment of Vatican leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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