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Justice in the World” is the document produced by the 1971 Synod of Bishops, dealing with the issue of justice and liberation of the poor and oppressed. It called for more countries to share their power and for wealthy nations to consume less. It makes up a part of official Catholic social teaching. It was written by the bishops of the world of which many were from poor, undeveloped country and was influenced by liberation theology. It writes that justice is central to the Catholic church’s mission and that “Christian love of neighbour and justice cannot be separated”. [1]

References

  1. ^ Living Justice and Peace: Catholic social teaching in practice by Jerry Windley-Daoust. (2002) St. Mary’s Press

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