The NO to the death penalty is growing more and more in the world. For the Church, this is a sign of hope.
From a legal point of view, it is not necessary.
Society can effectively suppress crime without permanently depriving the perpetrator of the possibility of redemption.
There must be a window of hope in every sentence.
Capital punishment does not offer justice to the victims, instead promoting revenge.
And it avoids any possibility of remedying a possible miscarriage of justice.
On the other hand, from the moral point of view, death is inadequate, it destroys the most important gift we have received: life. Let us not forget that until the last moment a person can convert and change. And in the light of the Gospel, the death penalty is inadmissible.CopyAMP code.
The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” refers to both the innocent and the guilty.
For this, I ask all people of good will to mobilize for the abolition of the death penalty throughout the world.
Let us pray that the death penalty, which attacks the inviolability and dignity of the person, will be abolished in the laws of all the countries of the world.