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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 12:18 PM

Pope Francis Demands Catholics Reject the Death Penalty as 'Inadmissible' In Every Form [View all]

Source: Newsweek Magazine




BY LINLEY SANDERS ON 10/12/17 AT 11:06 AM

Pope Francis doubled-down on his demand that Catholics reject the death penalty Wednesday, calling it “contrary to the Gospel” and “inhumane" to human dignity.

“The death penalty is an inhumane measure that humiliates, in any way it is pursued, human dignity,” Francis told a crowd of Catholic leaders on the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a book of Catholic doctrine.

"It is, of itself, contrary to the Gospel, because it is freely decided to suppress a human life that is always sacred," he continued. "In the final analysis, God alone is the true judge and guarantor."

The Catholic Church acknowledges capital punishment, but said its use should be "very rare, if not practically nonexistent." The church officially believes that the death penalty deprives a person of redemption and favors non-lethal punishment.

Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/pope-francis-catholics-reject-death-penalty-inadmissible-683329

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