Volume 11, 2006
Andrew M. Essig
Pope John Paul II and the New International Order
This article addresses the topic of a new international order conceived of by the late Pope John Paul II. This order is not “new,” however, but goes back to the beginnings of his pontificate. The development of this new order will be considered. Some attention will also be given to the Holy See’s efforts to propose a different alternative to the “war on terrorism” by creating a more peaceful order based on the concepts of human dignity, development, solidarity, and the rule of
law. Ultimately all nations are called to the duty of creating peace, with special emphasis placed upon the United Nations and international law.