Pope urged to abolish the death penalty worldwide

Pope Francis has called upon world leaders not to perform this year were sentenced to death. On it informs BBC Russian.

«Even criminals have the right to life, given to them by God,» said Francis during a speech before the pilgrims on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

According to him, the commandment «thou shalt not kill» applies to everyone — both the innocent and the guilty. He also called on not only to cancel the penalty, but also to improve conditions of detention in prisons.

Since the beginning of his tenure as Pope Francis repeatedly expressed interest in the fate of the prisoners he regularly visits the prison.

During his recent visit to Mexico, the Pope visited the prison in Ciudad Juarez.




Pope urged to abolish the death penalty worldwide 22.02.2016

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