Philippines: Officials Welcome Catechism Change on Death Penalty
An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has welcomed the change made to the Church’s Catechism declaring death penalty as “inadmissible” and echoed the call to stop the revival of the capital punishment in the country. according to an August 7, 2018, report by CBCP News.
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, chairman of the CBCP’s Commission on the Laity, stressed that “the purpose of punishment is rehabilitation and not vengeance”.
“Death is totally unacceptable because there are now means to rehabilitate those who commit crime while protecting the community,” Pabillo said over Manila archdiocese-run Radio Veritas.
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