Pope Francis: revise catechism to show death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Posted October 12, 2017 4:54 am by Catholic News Service

The death penalty, no matter how it is carried out, “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church at the Vatican on October 11, Pope Francis said the catechism’s discussion of the death penalty, already formally amended by St John Paul II, needs to be even more explicitly against capital…

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