Jean-Marie Benjamin

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The Rev. Jean-Marie Benjamin (Salon-de-Provence, April 1946[1])

is a priest who once worked as an assistant to the Vatican secretary of state and became an activist for lifting Iraq sanctions prior to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. He is reported to have set up the meeting between former Pope John Paul II and Tariq Aziz, Iraq's foreign minister.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ jmbenjamin
  2. ^ "A Priest For Peace". Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  3. ^ Heaton, Paul (Fall 2005). "Oil for What?—Illicit Iraqi Oil Contracts and the U.N. Security Council". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 19 (4): 193–206. doi:10.1257/089533005775196741. ISSN 0895-3309. 
  4. ^ "For Embargo Against IRAQ, A 'Beginning Of The End' ". Philadelphia Inquirer, September 29, 2000. 2000-09-29. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Iraqi Minister Wants Saddam Trial After Elections". New Zealand Herald, December 14, 2004. 2004-12-14. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 

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