Results from Tag: 'vatican'

Interior shot of a prison cell block.

Does Fratelli Tutti Change Church Teaching on the Death Penalty?

Theologian Father Thomas Petri of the Dominican House of Studies says that Pope Francis is speaking in continuity with recent popes including Pope St. John Paul II, who issued “a very strong statement” about capital punishment in his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae.

Francesca Di Giovanni, an undersecretary for multilateral affairs in the Vatican Secretariat of State.

Vatican Official Tells UN: Women Deserve Better Than Abortion

The representative for the Holy See said that women’s health “must be cared for in a more holistic way, in particular, in those situations of emergency, where what sometimes is considered an ‘immediate solution’ actually involves further violence, isolation and despair.”