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Terrorism from the perspective of the teaching of popes — John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis

Subject and Keywords:

terrorism   ideology   religion   John Paul II (pope ; 1920-2005)   Benedict XVI (pope)   Francis (pope)

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to indicate the position taken on the phenomenon of terrorism in the teaching of the Catholic Church by three popes: John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis. It has been found that, apart from the common, unambiguously negative assessment of the analysed phenomenon by the hierarchy of the Church, each of them sets out his own observations on its nature and causes. In the teaching of John Paul II, the predominant conviction is that terrorism is an ideology of violence which spreads on the basis of technological and economic development and brings chaos on both a political and personal level. Benedict XVI states that terrorism promotes a civilisation of destruction, which above all questions the dignity of the individual, seeking their annihilation. Pope Francis, on the other hand, focuses on stressing the need for intercultural and interreligious dialogue in order to reduce the growing tensions that are the source of terrorist acts. All the Fathers of the Church, however, draw attention to the fundamental problem of the instrumental treatment of human life by terrorist organisations, for which human beings become a mere means to achieve their various aims.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Resource Type:

text

Detailed Type:

article

Identifier:

ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 2300-7249

DOI:

10.19195/2300-7249.43.1.16

Source:

PAd P 101182 II

Language:

pol

Abstract Language :

eng

Is version of:

Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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Copyright by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego Sp. z o.o.

Autor opisu:

WR U/PAdbg