Holy See – Call for the abolition of the death penalty (2 August 2018)
France welcomes the strong opposition to the death penalty expressed by the Holy See, which considers it an “inhuman measure that constitutes an attack on the dignity of humanity.”
We welcome the expressed desire that the church “would work with determination to abolish capital punishment worldwide.”
France is resolutely and constantly committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment. It calls on all states that continue to impose the death penalty to establish a moratorium with a view toward its definitive abolition.