Pope Francis: the death penalty is “contrary to the Gospel”

Pope Francis declared the death penalty morally impermissible on the grounds that it attacks the inviolable dignity of the human person. His predecessors had been moving toward this view, but Pope Francis’ statement indicates that there has been an official shift in the stance of the Catholic Church.

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