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September 24 2015

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

A message of hope for a new humanism: "the world can only improve from the rehabilitation of those that were wrong"

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The speech of Francis to the US Congress had, in the passage of the abolition of the death penalty, its highest accents. Not only did the Pope remind all of the cruel and unnecessary revenge represented by a legal instrument that does not do justice but can only take away life: he also stated that any "punishment" must never exclude "the dimension of hope and the goal of rehabilitation".

With touching words inspired by the Gospel ("if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities") he indicated to all States the need for legislations that are at the level of inclusive societies where ghettos, the walls that divide men, disappear. He launched a valuable message for the humanisation of a globalised world, but increasingly the victim of widespread violence that affects both individuals and entire peoples.

The Community of Sant'Egidio, which has for years been in the forefront of the battle for the abolition of capital punishment in the world, thanks Pope Francis for his support announced "to all those that are convinced" of the need to give hope and offer rehabilitation to those that were wrong. These words encourage us to intensify our commitment in all continents with the valuable and extensive network of personalities and ordinary citizens that have already joined our campaign with the result of thousands of "Cities for Life", municipalities in Europe, Africa, Asian and the Americas that have already chosen to stand against the death penalty.

September 23 2016

Texts and speeches of the closing ceremony of Thirst for Peace - Assisi 2016

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September 20 2016

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

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September 20 2016

LIVE STREAMING FOR MOBILE Pope Francis in Assisi and Closing Ceremony

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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

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February 24 2010

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

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October 26 2009

The Synod of Bishops for Africa is ended: the interventions of the representatives of the Community of Sant'Egidio.

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October 23 2016
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October 17 2016
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Pena di morte: in Giappone qualcosa di muove

October 16 2016

Giappone. Sant'Egidio: aboliamo la pena di morte

October 10 2016
Vatican Insider

Pena di morte, Sant’Egidio: uno strumento disumano

October 7 2016
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Il ritorno di papa Ratzinger

October 3 2016
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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

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

February 28 2015

US Supreme Court won't lift stay in Florida execution

February 25 2015

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

February 21 2015

New Oregon governor will continue death penalty moratorium

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

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

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

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

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

Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice: Sri Lanka to protect the right to life, against the death penalty

Tanni Taher: the commitment of Sant'Egidio against the death penalty in Indonesia

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