Why Does Pope Francis Hate the Death Penalty?

Death Penalty Per God for Evil Acts

➢    Pre-mediated murder should result in the death penalty.
“He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death. However, if he did not lie in wait, but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint for you a place where he may flee. But if a man acts with premeditation against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery, you shall take him from My altar, that he may die.” Exodus 21:12-14.

➢    Whoever attacks his parents should result in the death penalty.
“And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 21:15.

➢    Kidnapping should be result in the death penalty.
“He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death.” Exodus 21:16.

➢    Owners of known unconfined wild animals that kill should beware.
“But if the ox tended to thrust with its horn in times past, and it has been made known to his owner, and he has not kept it confined, so that it has killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.” Exodus 21:29.

➢    The death penalty will be based on the testimony of two or more witnesses.
“Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness. The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you.” Deuteronomy 17:6-7.

➢    Evil people deserve death per Protestant Paul.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32.

➢    It is the responsibility of government to punish evil people.
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. Romans 13:1-7.

Is This Why Catholics Hate Sola Scriptura?

Pope calls for worldwide abolition of death penalty

Dora Pope
Examiner Gazette
28 February, 2016

Rome - Pope Francis asked the Catholic leaders around the world on Sunday after his weekly Angelus prayer to work to stop executions during this year, and said the death penalty should be abolished permanently.

The specific request was made as part of a broader appeal for a global consensus on abolishing capital punishment, which did not refer to any particular territory or country.

The pope said that the penalty seeks to repress crime without giving the person a chance to be rehabilitated.

Francis issued a plea to Catholic politicians all over the world to make "a courageous and exemplary gesture" by seeking a moratorium on executions during the Church's current Holy Year, which ends in November.

Pope Francis gives his thumbs up as he leaves after a special jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. "The problem must be viewed in the context of a penal justice ever more in conformity with human dignity and God's plan for man and society as well as a criminal justice policy open to the hope of reintegration into society".

In addition to working toward abolishing the death penalty, the pope called on all Christians "and people of good" to work to "improve prison conditions" as a way of respecting the "human dignity of persons deprived of liberty".

The pope is building on church teaching, laid out by St. John Paul II, that there's no justification for capital punishment.

"As Christians, we are called to bear witness to the Gospel message of hope and solidarity", the Pope added. But his concern for those behind bars goes beyond the death penalty.

Note: The Gospel is only about Jesus Christ in whom you are saved.
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 1 Corinthians 15:1-5.
Note: Protestant Paul proclaims that Pope Francis is accused of God.
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:6-9.