martedì 7 agosto 2018

The Guardian
(Austen Ivereigh) Rightwing Catholics may not agree, but the unequivocal defence of human life is in line with the church’s teachings. For those who often saw the cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires at anti-death penalty gatherings in the years before he became pope, his move to formally change official church teaching on the issue will have come as no surprise. The official Vatican declaration that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person” was all but inevitable since Francis’s speech in October on the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catholic church’s summary of its teaching, the catechism. (...)