.- Cardinal Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told the Italian daily âLa Stampaâ yesterday that the world has already entered into âthe Fourth World War.â
The Cardinal explained that after the first two World Wars came the Cold War, a true war, he said, even though it didnât follow the usual patterns.Cardinal Martino pointed out
that with terrorism, âa new war exists which involves the entire world, because we donât know when we leave this hotel if something might happen, or when we board a bus or when we go to a bar. The war is around each one of us.â
Regarding the attack on the school in Beslan, Russia, Cardinal Martino said the international community needs to discover the motives for which â26 terrorists have carried out this horrific massacre.â
âThe international community must examine and search for a solution as to what provoked this explosion. And force alone will not work. Military power is not what is going to win,â he added.