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Pope declares death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching

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    Agence France-Presse

Vatican City | Thu, August 2, 2018 | 05:50 pm
Pope declares death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching Pope Francis waves to Bangladeshi Christians as he arrives to lead mass in Dhaka on December 1, 2017. Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar on November 30 for the second stage of a visit that has been overshadowed by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. (AFP/Prakash Singh)

Pope Francis has declared the death penalty "inadmissible" in an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching, the Vatican announced on Thursday.

"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'," the Holy See said in a statement.

The change to the catechism, a question and answer guide to what Catholics should think about a wide range of moral and social issues, also says that the Church will "work with determination" for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.

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