Thursday, 24 September 2015

Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty

Pope Francis has called for the global abolition of the death penalty in his address to a joint meeting of the US Congress in a first for the leader of the Catholic church.

"The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development," Francis said in his speech to the Congress.

"This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty. I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred."