2.21
Christians Called to Abolish Death Penalty

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“The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty.”

Catholic Christians believe in a consistent ethic of life from conception to natural death. Pope Francis has called on all Christians to work to abolish capital punishment: Pope: Christians Called to Abolish Death Penalty

12.16
In Peace Day Message Pope Addresses Death Penalty, Debt, Migrants

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In his World Day of Peace message Pope Francis spoke about migrants, debt relief for developing countries, ending the death penalty, preventing war, and the right to life. Read it from Catholic News Service here: In Peace Day Message Pope Addresses Death Penalty, Debt, Migrants

10.24
Pope Francis Calls for An End to the Death Penalty

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Yesterday Pope Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s opposition to capital punishment, and called on all people of good will to work to abolish the death penalty, and improve prison conditions. Read his remarks from Vatican News here: Pope Francis Calls for An End to the Death Penalty