Rome. 2 Aug. INTERFAX – Pope Francis has approved changes in the Church catechism, according to which the Roman Catholic Church considers unacceptable the practice of the death penalty.
“In the light of the gospel the Church teaches that the death penalty is unacceptable because it is an assault on the integrity and dignity of the individual,” lead to Western media exposure of the new provisions of the catechism.
According to them, the Roman Catholic Church will also make efforts to eliminate capital punishment worldwide.
According to media reports, the Pope approved the changes in the catechism in may of this year during a meeting with the leadership of the Congregation for the doctrine of the faith, which is competent to supervise the purity of doctrine and Church morality.