Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty in all cases inadmissible, and that the Church is a abolition will pursue.
The version of the catechism of 1992, the door is still ajar for the death penalty in the case of extreme crimes. And that only after a fair trial.
Now do the pope door is fully closed: “The Church teaches, in the light of the gospel, that the death penalty is an inhuman action that is detrimental to the dignity of a person and the Church explains it is determined on to the death penalty anywhere on earth is abolished.”
Even after a serious crime is the dignity of the offender is not yet lost, the reasoning goes. There are, according to the Vatican better ways to ensure the safety of citizens, without the guilty the chance at redemption to take it away.
The pope had already openly spoken out against the death penalty, but now he’s a step further.
The adaptation of the learning involved may be strong opposition to encounter from catholic countries such as the United States. There are a lot of catholics that advocates of the death penalty.