THE DEATH PENALTY | NEW TEACHING | CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

SAY NO TO DEATH PENALTY

NR. 2267 RECOURSE TO THE DEATH PENALTY ON THE PART OF LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY, FOLLOWING A FAIR TRIAL WAS LONG CONSIDERED AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO THE GRAVITY OF CERTAIN CRIMES AND AN ACCEPTABLE, ALLBEIT EXTREME MEANS OF SAFEGUARDING THE COMMON GOOD.

TODAY, HOWEVER, THERE IS AN INCREASING AWARENESS, THAT THE DIGNITY OF THE PERSON IS NOT LOST EVEN AFTER THE COMMISSION OF VERY SERIOUS CRIMES.

CONSEQUENTLY, THE CHURCH TEACHES, IN THE LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL, THAT THE DEATH PENALTY IS INADMISSIBLE BECAUSE IT IS AN ATTACK ON THE INVIOLABILITY AND DIGNITY OF THE PERSON AND SHE WORKS WITH DETERMINATION FOR IT´S ABOLITION WORLDWIDE

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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