Pope Francis has designated the month of September to address the death penalty and call for its abolition worldwide. In his newest appeal, the Pope invites us to pray “that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.”
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in collaboration with Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) has released this two-minute video of Pope Francis. Check it out below.
At the heart of Pope Francis’ message is a call to mercy. Pope Francis uses the analogy of a “window of hope” which no person should ever be denied. It is a core belief of the Church that each person is offered the opportunity to seek forgiveness and redemption; yet the death penalty takes this away.
In response to Pope Francis’ call, Catholic Mobilizing Network, close friends and partners of Red Letter Christians, has launched the Mobilize Mercy Campaign, to spread…