• Pope Francis: Death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

    Pope Francis: Death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

    • Oct 11, 2017

    Pope Francis on Wednesday said the death penalty “is in itself contrary to the Gospel because it is voluntarily decided to suppress a human life, which is always sacred in the eyes of the Creator and of which God only in the final analysis is the true judge and guarantor.” The pontiff said capital punishment “is an inhumane measure that humiliates, in any way it is pursued, human dignity.”