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Vatican on ISIS: We Could Be a Target, But We Will Not Be "Paralyzed by Fear"

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Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 11/17/15

From CNA:

In wake of Friday’s violent terror attacks in Paris, the Vatican’s Secretary of State said that while the small country is also on extremists’ horizons, they won’t let themselves be “paralyzed” by fear. He also backed global military action against ISIS militants,   who claimed responsibility for Friday’s attack, by echoing Pope Francis’ declaration in August 2014 on his way back from South Korea that “stopping the unjust aggressor is legitimate” when it comes to international intervention in Iraq. “What happened in France highlights the fact that no one can consider themselves excluded from (the threat of) terrorism,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin told French paper La Croix in an interview published Nov. 15. “The Vatican could be a target because of its religious significance. We are capable of increasing the level of security in the Vatican and the surrounding area. But we will not let ourselves be paralyzed by fear.”

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