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Roman Catholic Church changes teaching to declare death penalty inadmissible in all cases

Catholic Church on Thursday formally changed its teaching to declare the death penalty inadmissible in all circumstances.


Reuters 02 Aug 2018, 10:35 AM Italy

The Roman Catholic Church on Thursday formally changed its teaching to declare the death penalty inadmissible in all circumstances.

The Vatican said it had changed its universal catechism to reflect Pope Francis' total opposition to the death penalty. Previously the catechism, a summary of Church teaching, had allowed the death penalty in rare cases. 

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