Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace


Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (Justitia et Pax) is a part of the Roman Curia dedicated to "action-oriented studies" for the international promotion of justice, peace, and human rights from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. To this end, it cooperates with various religious orders and advocacy groups, as well as scholarly, ecumenical, and international organizations.

Among its reference works is the "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church".

Presidents of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

*Maurice Cardinal Roy (6 Jan 1967 - 16 Dec 1976)
*Bernardin Cardinal Gantin (15 Dec 1976 - 8 Apr 1984)
*Roger Cardinal Etchegaray (8 Apr 1984 - 24 Jun 1998)
*François-Xavier Cardinal Nguyên Van Thuán (24 Jun 1998 - 16 Sep 2002)
*Renato Cardinal Martino (1 Oct 2002 - )

External links

* [http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/index.htm Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace]
*http://www.justpax.it/
* [http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/romancuria/d18.htm Giga-Catholic Information]


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