Pope condemns torture

Last updated 00:15 23/06/2014
pope francis
TORTURE:Pope Francis has condemned torture and said it is a 'grave sin'.

Relevant offers

Europe

Overheated British schoolboys rebel against shorts ban by wearing skirts London fire: Cladding in other UK buildings 'combustible', Prime Minister Theresa May says Prince Harry: No-one really wants to be king or queen French lifestyle blogger Rebecca Burger 'killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser' German prosecutors investigate teenager for shooting toy gun at Thai king Queen's husband Prince Philip hospitalised as 'precautionary measure' British PM Theresa May promises to listen harder on Brexit - Queen's Speech Queen Elizabeth II opens parliament with hat resembling EU flag amid Brexit strategy talks London fire: Luxury apartments acquired for displaced Grenfell tenants Blast at Brussels Central Station classed as terrorist attack after troops shoot suspected bomber

Pope Francis is urging Christians to work together to abolish every form of torture, condemning the practice as a grave sin.

Francis told the public in St Peter's Square Sunday he wanted to reiterate his ''firm condemnation of every kind of torture.''

He sought united efforts to work for torture's end and to support victims and their families.

Francis said it was a ''mortal sin, a very grave sin, to torture people'' and noted that Thursday marks the United Nation's day for torture victims.

Torture was a powerful tool of the military regime ruling his native Argentina from 1976 till 1983.

The local church hierarchy then openly sided with the junta.

Francis has been credited with saving lives of political dissidents while a Jesuit priest in Argentina.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content