Pope changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases

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Move could prove to be another hurdle in restoring Vatican’s relations with China

Pope Francis has said the death penalty is “inadmissible” and that the Catholic church would work for its abolition across the world.

Capital punishment was “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”, Francis said in a change to Catholic teaching which leaves the Vatican at odds with countries, such as the US and China, which carry out executions.

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