Newchurch anti-Catholic Theology: Newpope Bergoglio calls for global abolition of the death penalty saying ‘Thou shalt not kill’ applies to the guilty as well as the innocent!’
Pope wants politicians to suspend execution during Church’s Holy Year
Made speech prior to conference against death penalty in Rome this week
Church had allowed capital punishment until the reign of Pope John Paul
Pontiff also commented on prison conditions during speech to thousands
Pope Francis-Bergoglio, (again) has called on Catholic leaders to seek a ban on the death penalty exclaiming that ‘Thou shall not kill applies to the guilty as well as the innocent’. Speaking to thousands at St. Peter’s Square, in the Vatican, the Pontiff asked politicians around the world to make ‘a courageous and exemplary gesture’ during the Church’s current Holy Year. He said: ‘I appeal to the consciences of those who govern to reach an international consensus to abolish the death penalty.
Roman Catholic Theology: Men shall be sentenced to death for crimes of irreparable harm and or crimes which are particularly Perverted!!
The pope added that there was now ‘a growing opposition to the death penalty even for the legitimate defense of society’ because modern means existed to ‘efficiently repress crime without definitively denying the person who committed it the possibility of rehabilitating themselves.’
Francis made the comments to throw his weight behind an international conference against the death penalty starting on Monday in Rome and organised by the Sant’Egidio Community, a worldwide Catholic peace and justice group.
Francis, who has visited a number of jails since his election as pope nearly three years ago – the latest in Mexico last week – also called for better prison conditions.
He said: ‘All Christians and men of good will are called on to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty, but also to improve prison conditions so that they respect the human dignity of people who have been deprived of their freedom.’
In the past, the pope also denounced life imprisonment, calling it ‘a hidden death penalty’ and saying that more should be done to try to rehabilitate even the most hardened of criminals.