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By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart, Sept. 2022196

ROME — Pope Francis has called for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty just as his representative at the Academy for Life insists legalized abortion must be respected as settled law.

In a bizarre irony, Pope Francis launched a month-long campaign Thursday for the abolition of capital punishment wherever it is still legal, just a week after Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, defended Italy’s Law 194 legalizing abortion as an untouchable “pillar of society.”

“We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country,” the pontiff declared in a video message revealing his prayer intention for the month of September. …

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