The death penalty is “unacceptable and immoral”, Pope Francis told the International Union of Superiors General on May 10.
This statement is wrong because death penalty was [in principle] accepted, defended and taught as morally licit throughout Church history.
Francis used the subterfuge that this was "different 50 years ago" but "there has been a better understanding of morality." This is untrue as no new convincing arguments have emerged in this regard.
Therefore Francis contradicts every single Church document on death penalty up to his pontificate.
His claim implies that time or circumstances can change objective truths and - beyond death penalty - creates a precedent to "change" out of the blue any other moral [or dogmatic] teaching.
He really needs to confine his comments to subjects for which he has competency. Sad to say his moral compass is way off.
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