Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel?

November 06, 2017
By fsspx.news
Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel?

Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel?

On October 11, 2017, in his speech to the participants in a meeting organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is “inhumane,” an attack on “personal dignity”, and even “contrary to the Gospel.” Did all the philosophers, theologians, and popes who upheld the legitimacy of the death penalty before the sovereign pontiff we have today betray the Gospel?

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