Articles on this issue "death penalty"
The lay Catholic Community of Sant'Egidio asked the city of Rome to light up the Colosseum when New Jersey's governor signs into law a bill abolishing the death penalty in that state. The …read more
Cardinal Renato Martino thinks that the U.N. vote in favor of an international moratorium on capital punishment is "a relevant step." Thursday's vote ended with 99 in favor, 52 against and 33 …read more
Bishops of the Florida Catholic Conference are urging the state's governor to stay the execution scheduled for Thursday of a man convicted of killing an 11-year-old boy. In a statement …read more
A global moratorium on the death penalty isn't just an idea of a few countries, but the wish of a large part of the world society, according to a representative of the World Coalition Against …read more
Christians are called to defend human rights, and particularly work for the abolition of the death penalty, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Cardinal Renato …read more
Cardinal Renato Martino made an appeal for the life of a convicted killer in Texas, scheduled to face the death penalty this month. Today the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice …read more
In a 13-page report, the Fides news agency of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples takes a look at the death penalty, calling it "cruel and unnecessary." "Love Your …read more