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CUA Law Professor Lucia Silecchia published a short essay entitled "Duty to Protect" on the website for The Catholic University of America Institute for Human Ecology. See Below:

Duty to Protect

Date: 2018
By Lucia Silecchia

Next month will mark ten years since Pope Benedict XVI addressed the United Nations General Assembly, following in the footsteps of Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II who also spoke hopefully, cautiously, critically, and passionately about their aspirations for the family of nations.

In the decade since, there is one phrase in Pope Benedict’s address that strikes me as particularly worthy of reflection both in the international law context in which he expressed it but, perhaps even more so, as a succinct guide for a life lived well.

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Lucia Silecchia  

Professor Lucia Ann Silecchia's
Areas of Expertise

Environmental Law and Ethics

Catholic Social Thought and the Law

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Legal Writing

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