On 20 March 2015, ICDP President Mr Federico Mayor met Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican and discussed issues related to the abolition of the death penalty and areas of mutual cooperation
Pope Francis presented a letter addressed to ICDP where he stated the following: “…Today the death penalty is not permitted, despite the gravity of the crime. The death penalty goes against the right to life and the dignity of a human being. The death penalty does not bring justice to the victims but it promotes vengeance.”
Please find a link to the letter Pope Francis addressed to ICDP.
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Please find link to letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty