SaysWho? Posted August 2, 2018 Share Posted August 2, 2018 https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/02/europe/pope-death-penalty-intl/index.html? Quote Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible and that the Catholic Church will work towards its abolition around the world, the Vatican formally announced Thursday. The change, which has been added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, makes official a position that the Pope has articulated since he became pontiff. The Church now teaches that "the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person" and states that it will "work with determination towards its abolition worldwide," the Vatican said. The Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty has been slowly evolving since the time of Pope John Paul II, who served from 1978 to 2005. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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