Pope Francis met victimology and criminology experts

Prof. Ivo Aertsen, one of the funding members of the EFRJ, attended the meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican on 23 October. Pope Francis met a group of international experts in criminology and victimology to fight for the abolishment of the death penalty and inhuman prison conditions.

Prof. Aertsen was present on behalf of the World Society of Victimology. Restorative values have been introduced to the Pope keeping a special focus on victims’ needs, rights and experiences.

Read here an article (in English) published on the Vatican news and watch here a video (in Italian) published on the Vatican tv channel.