Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
March 20 2015

PRESS RELEASE

Let the world listen to the words of Pope Francis on the death penalty. May a universal moratorium be soon reached

Sant'Egidio gratefully welcomes the exhortation of the pope to abandon the practice of the death penalty

 
printable version

The Pope's words must be listened to: the death penalty is an affront to the sanctity of life and - as pointed out by Pope Francis in the letter sent today to the President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty - in addition to being cruel, inhuman and degrading, it proves to be a great failure because it does not do justice to the victims, but only encourages revenge.

The Community of Sant'Egidio, which for years has conducted an international campaign against the death penalty with the movement of Cities for Life (which has been signed so far by about 2,000 municipalities in 98 countries from all continents), expresses its gratitude and its closeness to Pope Francis for the words with which he condemns executions in a strong and clear way.

The Pope encourages everyone to make our world, already full of violence and conflict, more humane and merciful by calling for a strong commitment to cancel sentences devoid of pity and long waits on death row that are real torture.

Sant'Egidio deems of great importance the appeal, contained in the same letter, to improve prison conditions, respecting the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty.


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
February 21 2016

Sant'Egidio rejoices as Pope Francis appeals for a moratorium of death penalty during Jubilee of Mercy

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL
September 24 2015

Gratitude for the words of Pope Francis to the US Congress: No to the death penalty!

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT
September 20 2016
ASSISI, ITALY

Christians are called to be trees of life that absorb indifference: Pope Francis at the prayer for peace in Assisi

IT | EN | ES | DE | PT | HU
May 17 2010

The V International Congress of Ministers of Justice, with the Title "From the Moratiorium to the Abolition of Death Penalty", was held in Rome on May 17th 2010. Delegations representing 30 countries took part to the event

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
February 24 2010

The Community of Sant'Egidio takes part in the IV World Congress against the Death Penalty in Geneva (Switzerland)

IT | EN | ES | DE | CA | NL | ID
all news
• PRESS
February 21 2016
Vatican Insider - ES

Francisco pide abolir la pena de muerte con el Jubileo

February 21 2016
La Vanguardia

Papa pide abolir la pena de muerte y que en el Jubileo no se ejecute ninguna

March 21 2017
Clarín

El Papa Francisco, los refugiados y los corredores humanitarios

September 21 2016
El Pais (Spagna)

El papa Francisco pide que ante la guerra no haya "división entre las religiones"

September 21 2016
Diario Co Latino

“Las Iglesias solo queremos la paz”: Jaime Aguilar

September 15 2016
Iglesia en directo

Asís: el diálogo interreligioso por la paz, 30 años después

all press releases
• NO DEATH PENALTY
September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 5 2015
Associated Press

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

February 28 2015
Reuters

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

February 28 2015
AP

US Supreme Court won't lift stay in Florida execution

February 25 2015
Reuters

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

February 21 2015
AP

New Oregon governor will continue death penalty moratorium

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

go to no death penalty
• DOCUMENTS

Intervista a Papa Francesco in occasione del viaggio apostolico in Svezia

Mario Marazziti: rifiutare la logica della pena di morte per non cedere alla trappola del terrore

Statement by Minister J. Kamara on the death penalty in Sierra Leone

Vice President Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's steps toward the abolition of the death penalty

Jean-Louis Ville: Europe is against the death penalty.

Cambodian Minister of Justice, Ang Vong Vathana: Cambodia as a model of Asian country without the death penalty

all documents

PHOTOS

175 visits

178 visits

221 visits

141 visits

132 visits
all the related media