06/21/2016, 10.15
梵蒂冈
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教宗指出死刑是不能接受的、违背了天主的计划

教宗为在奥斯陆开幕的第六届世界反死刑大会发表视频讲话。指出“‘不杀人’的诫命具有绝对价值、既适用于无辜的人也适用于罪犯”。还要完善监狱犯人的生活条件

梵蒂冈城(亚洲新闻)—死刑是不能接受的,无论其罪行多么严重,但死刑冒犯了生命的不可侵犯性和人性尊严、违背了天主对人和社会的计划、并未能伸张正义。这是教宗为在挪威奥斯陆开幕的第六届世界反死刑大会发表的视频讲话中强调的。大会是由法国非政府组织“世界反死刑联盟”和“联手抵制死刑”联合主办的。

            以下为教宗视频讲话全文:

I greet the organizers of this World Congress against the death penalty, the group of countries supporting it, particularly Norway as its host country, and all those representatives of governments, international organizations and civil society taking part in it. I likewise express my personal appreciation, along with that of men and women of goodwill, for your commitment to a world free of the death penalty.

One sign of hope is that public opinion is manifesting a growing opposition to the death penalty, even as a means of legitimate social defense.  Indeed, nowadays the death penalty is unacceptable, however grave the crime of the convicted person. It is an offence to the inviolability of life and to the dignity of the human person; it likewise contradicts God’s plan for individuals and society, and his merciful justice.  Nor is it consonant with any just purpose of punishment. It does not render justice to victims, but instead fosters vengeance. The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” has absolute value and applies both to the innocent and to the guilty.

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is an auspicious occasion for promoting worldwide ever more evolved forms of respect for the life and dignity of each person. It must not be forgotten that the inviolable and God-given right to life also belongs to the criminal.

Today I would encourage all to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty, but also for the improvement of prison conditions, so that they fully respect the human dignity of those incarcerated. 

“Rendering justice” does not mean seeking punishment for its own sake, but ensuring that the basic purpose of all punishment is the rehabilitation of the offender. The question must be dealt with within the larger framework of a system of penal justice open to the possibility of the guilty party’s reinsertion in society. There is no fitting punishment without hope! Punishment for its own sake, without room for hope, is a form of torture, not of punishment. 

I trust that this Congress can give new impulse to the effort to abolish capital punishment. For this reason, I encourage all taking part to carry on this great initiative and I assure them of my prayers.

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