On behalf of The Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has stated that the death penalty will be inadmissible in all cases whatever circumstance is. They will work with determination to abolish the capital punishment from worldwide.
According to him, the reasoned was “it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,”
However, Pope Francis also talk against capital punishment for several times. But this was the first official step to prevent the death penalty in all cases.
Before this step, the death penalty was allowed for many years in the catechism. There was only one way to save peoples life from serous criminals.
John Thavis, the Vatican expert and author has said, “People who work with prisoners on death row will be thrilled, and I think this will become a banner social justice issue for the church”.
This controversial diction falls many American Catholic in so difficult position, as there are so many catholic politicians in America, like Pete Ricketts, Nebraska and others.
Pope Francis had top priority to stand agents like the death penalty. He also cares about saving the environment and caring refuges.
He also added that “I am convinced that this way is the best since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.”.
Visiting poisoners is a comment thing in his all trips. This brings the message of new hope, redemption, and solidarity at once.
Event he also stays in touch with the poisoners that he meet in Argentina.
Although most of the catholic people have accepted his new method, some are also seen as critics.
In catechism, it wares allowed if this was the last way to defend people’s life from the criminals. It was raised by St. John Paul II, in 1992.
But on Thursday, Pop Francis has changed the rule and declared the death penalty will be Inadmissible for all types of cases.