The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
(Justitia et Pax
) is a part of the Roman Curia
dedicated to "action-oriented studies" for the international promotion of justice
, and human rights
from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church
. To this end, it cooperates with various religious orders and advocacy groups, as well as scholarly, ecumenical, and international organizations.
Among its reference works is the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
Presidents of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace