Loved and Lost: The Journey Through Dying, Death and

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The enforced unity of humanity, increasingly evident on all levels of life, presents the Church as well as all people with problems that will not wait for answer: injustice, war, exploitation, privilege, population, international ecological crisis, proliferation of arsenals of nuclear weapons, development of transnational business organizations that operate beyond the effective control of any governmental structure, and the increase of tyranny in all its forms.

Pages: 105

Publisher: Liturgical Pr; Rev Sub edition (February 1997)

ISBN: 0814624391

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