top
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories:
Contact Pope John Paul II
by KL
Friday Mar 7th, 2003 11:21 PM
If the pope took up residency in Baghdad for the next few months

There would be no war


.
.
email, accreditamenti [at] pressva.va

FAX ([use appropriate code] :011-39-06698-85378

phone the Vatican directly, (use appropriate code) dial 011-39-06-69-82
.


by Mary
Saturday Mar 8th, 2003 1:22 AM
It's wierd to think that one man could stop Bush, but if the pope did take up residency in Baghdad as a "human shield", it would stop bush.
All the might of the U.S.A. would be humbled by one man: Saint John Paul II.
by Dr. Helen Caldicott
Saturday Mar 8th, 2003 7:45 AM

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0306-01.htm

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2003 by the Toronto Star


Peace Activist Implores Pope to be 'Ultimate Human Shield'


'Only person' who can stop Iraq war
Helen Caldicott sets up campaign

by Leslie Scrivener


Dr. Helen Caldicott, one of the world's most determined peace activists, is imploring Pope John Paul II to go to Baghdad as he is the "only person on earth who can stop this war" in Iraq.

Caldicott has organized a letter writing and e-mail petition, urging people around the world to write to the 82-year-old Pope asking him to travel to Baghdad and stay there until peace has been achieved.

"Your physical presence in Baghdad will prevent the impending slaughter of hundreds of thousands of human beings," her letter says.

The Australian-born Caldicott, who has written extensively on the nuclear threat, is a former Harvard professor, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility and subject of the award winning film If You Love This Planet.

In her letter, circulated on the Internet, she urges ordinary people to make their opposition to war known and send a "mountain" of letters, e-mails, faxes and phone calls to the Vatican to persuade the Pope of the need for his immediate, unprecedented action.

"The Pope's presence in Iraq will act as the ultimate human shield," she writes. Though the Bush administration has shown "no reservations about slaughtering up to 500,000 innocents in Iraq, there is one person whose life they absolutely will not risk. That person is Pope John Paul II."


[[Note: To see Dr. Caldicott's Appeal to the Pope, and her sample letter, just go to the Common Dreams URL.]]


by Joe Keon (re-post)
Saturday Mar 8th, 2003 8:30 AM
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/03/1580151.php

>---------- UPDATE FROM JOE KEON ABOUT LETTER CAMPAIGN

Dear Friends:
Word has reached us that the Vatican has blocked the original e-mail we sent out giving the address [accreditamenti [at] pressva.va], apparently due to an overwhelming response to Dr. Helen Caldicott's appeal to write the Pope, urging him to fly to Iraq. The new e-mail address given above has worked so far, but we urge you to send both e-mail AND an AIRMAIL letter, so as to assure your communication reaches the Pope. We think that the arrival of sacks of mail at the Vatican (in anticipation of which the media has been notified) will have its own impact.

Thank you for passing on this update!

NEW VATICAN E-MAIL ADDRESS: pcjustpax [at] justpeace.va

ADDRESS:
His Holiness John Paul II
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City State Europe

(THE VATICAN IS ITS OWN POLITICAL ENTITY. REMEMBER TO OMIT "ITALY" FROM THE ENVELOPE; THE ITALIAN MAIL SYSTEM IS NOTORIOUSLY SLOW.)


** Because there is a chance the Vatican will activate an e-mail screen after a certain point, THE VERY BEST ACTION YOU CAN TAKE WOULD BE A HAND-WRITTEN NOTE SENT BY AIR MAIL.

by rp
Tuesday Mar 11th, 2003 8:19 PM
Petition to the Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul II to go to Baghdad as "Human Shields"


http://www.emissaryoflight.com

(click on the link at the top of the page)
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 157.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network