Fratelli Tutti 259: The Impact of Globalization on War

Pope Francis on the danger of world war in a modern world:

259. It should be added that, with increased globalization, what might appear as an immediate or practical solution for one part of the world initiates a chain of violent and often latent effects that end up harming the entire planet and opening the way to new and worse wars in the future. In today’s world, there are no longer just isolated outbreaks of war in one country or another; instead, we are experiencing a “world war fought piecemeal”, since the destinies of countries are so closely interconnected on the global scene.

This interconnectedness is undeniable. I suspect that the ability of people to travel, and information to spread electronically are two of the factors that make this “piecemeal world war” more of a reality than ever before. 

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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