JPII or Francis? Without looking it up, who said this?!


“A sign of hope is the increasing recognition that the dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil. Modern society has the means of protecting itself, without definitively denying criminals the chance to reform. I renew the appeal I made most recently at Christmas for a consensus to end the death penalty, which is both cruel and unnecessary.

Source will be provided after a chance at guessing!


It’s JPII, right?


I think Francis said this a couple days ago.


I suppose it must have been JP2. Otherwise you wouldn’t be asking the question!


I quoted it on another thread yesterday . There have been that many I have forgotten which .

It was spoken by Pope John Paul II during a homily at the Papal Mass in the Trans World Dome, St. Louis, Missouri, January 27, 1999 .


Sounds like JPII…:butterfly:


I bet you told people who shot JR…:roll_eyes: good night and God Bless


Well, this is clearly set up as a “gotcha!” question, and since you didn’t explicitly ask who said this first, my answer will be: both. JPII originally said it and Francis quoted him.

Where’s my prize?


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