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19/10/2018

Pope Francis Decides to Update Church Catechism: ‘The Death Penalty is Inadmissable’

Vatican, Aug.2.– Now, under all circumstances, the Church retains: ‘The death penalty is Pope Francis proclaims "death penalty inadmissablePope Francis proclaims "death penalty inadmissableinadmissable.’

Pope Francis, in the audience granted on May 11, 2018, to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, approved the following new text of the n. 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, arranging for it to be translated into the various languages ​​and included in all the editions of the aforementioned Catechism.

The new formulation of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,” it states, “desires to give energy to a movement towards a decisive commitment to favor a mentality that recognizes the dignity of every human life and, in respectful dialogue with civil authorities, to encourage the creation of conditions that allow for the elimination of the death penalty where it is still in effect.”

In light of this revision, Pope Francis, in an audience with Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on June 28, 2018, approved the present letter, adopted in the Ordinary Session of this Congregation on June 13 2018, and ordered its publication ...

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