Capital punishment is “contrary to the Gospel as it implies suppressing a life that is always sacred in the eyes of the Creator, and of which only God is the true judge and guarantor”.
May 12 is the date of the last executions of the rebel leaders, James Connolly and Séan Mac Diarmada, in Kilmainham Jail.
Friary was chosen as venue for the launch due to the Capuchins’ central role in 1916 and in ministering to the leaders before their execution.
Twenty priests from ten parishes were involved in ministering to those caught up in the events of Easter week on both sides of the divide.
"It is a sacred space and we anticipate that people will act appropriately and respectfully" - Mgr Jim Carroll.
Fr Joseph Mallin is the last surviving child of executed 1916 leader.