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Pope Francis: Death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

Vatican City, Oct 11, 2017 / 10:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an Oct. 11 speech to members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Francis said the topic of the death penalty should have “a more adequate and coherent space” in the Catechism […]

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Virginia bishops on the death penalty: We’re having the wrong debate

Richmond, Va., May 9, 2015 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As discussions surrounding a “more humane” death penalty in the United States continue, the two Catholic bishops of Virginia have released a statement asking the faithful to take a stance against the use of capital punishment in […]

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Bullets or needles? Death penalty faces new scrutiny as states mull changes

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2015 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Firing squads, gas chambers and the electric chair – these types of execution may seem like methods of the past, but some states in the U.S. are bringing them back, prompting a debate about the most humane […]

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Pope Francis: No matter what the crime, ‘the death penalty is inadmissible’

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2015 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Regardless of the crime that has been committed, capital punishment is unacceptable in the modern world, Pope Francis stressed in a recent letter. “Nowadays the death penalty is inadmissible, no matter how serious the crime committed,” the […]

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Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 14, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has welcomed Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's decision on Friday to effectively establish a moratorium on the death penalty in the state due to the flawed nature of the system. The moratorium “will […]

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Bishops use Supreme Court case to call for death penalty abolition

Washington D.C., Jan 28, 2015 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Several bishops in the U.S. have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to re-examine death penalty protocols, and have called for the abolition of the death penalty. “We pray that the court’s review of these protocols will lead […]

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Pope calls for end to death penalty out of respect for human dignity

Vatican City, Oct 27, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis called for the abolition of capital punishment during a speech on Thursday, as well as all forms of penal punishment which violate human dignity. In an Oct. 23 audience with delegates from the International Association […]

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Death penalty suspended in Ohio as lethal drugs questioned

Death penalty suspended in Ohio as lethal drugs questioned

Columbus, Ohio, Aug 12, 2014 / 02:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the controversial botched execution of an inmate in Ohio, using a new lethal-injection mixture, a federal judge has decided to halt executions in the state until January 2015. The ruling, issued by U.S. District Judge Gregory […]

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