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Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer.

Pope Francis’ decision to revise the Church’s teaching on the death penalty has been welcomed by the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) and the Greater Caribbean for Life (GCL).

“This decision is clearly linked to the Catholic Church’s belief that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society,” said a joint release from the two organisations.

The revised text in the Catechism of the Catholic Church reads:

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