Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Catholic Herald: ‘Effective action’ against ISIS is necessary, says cardinal ahead of major Commons vote

Catholic Herald: ‘Effective action’ against ISIS is necessary, says cardinal ahead of major Commons vote


Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that “effective action is necessary” against ISIS, ahead of a crucial vote on whether the UK should launch airstrikes against Syria.

In a statement released today, the spiritual leader of Catholics in England and Wales, said: “Effective action is necessary to stop the grave harm being inflicted by ISIS on civilians.

“While indiscriminate violence is never justifiable, specific use of force to protect the vulnerable is defensible, if it is combined with sustained diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. As Pope Francis has said: ‘Where there is unjust aggression, it is licit to stop the aggressor’.”

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