Entries tagged with “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

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Oct 26, 2020

Orthodox Church Patriarch Calls Death Penalty Incompatible with Christian Beliefs

The leader of the world’s sec­ond largest Christian denom­i­na­tion has joined with the Roman Catholic Church in declar­ing the death penal­ty fun­da­men­tal­ly incom­pat­i­ble with Christian teach­ings. In an inter­view with Vatican News on October 20, 2020, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church, called oppo­si­tion to the death penal­ty the log­i­cal and moral con­se­quence” of adher­ence to Christian prin­ci­ples of human dignity.