FEATURE: Cardinal Bo: Death Penalty ‘Inadmissability’ Is ‘Fearless Assertion’ to Protect Human Dignity
The Church’s revised section of the Catechism declaring the death penalty, under all circumstances, is inadmissable, Cardinal Charles Bo praises as a “fearless assertion to protect human dignity.”
The Salesian Cardinal of Yangon, Myanmar, underscored this in a message he provided to ZENIT on August 10, 2018, entitled “Death Penalty and Deadly Games.”
The Cardinal welcomed the revised section of the Catechism and praised the Holy Father and the Church’s move to protect human dignity.
“With the characteristic mercy and compassion that have marked his papacy, our dear Holy Father Pope Francis has unequivocally corrected the historical aberration,” he said.
“The Catholic Church,” Cardinal