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Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases

Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person.”  The Church has vowed to “work with determination for its abolition worldwide.”

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TCADP November 2016 Alert: Fewest executions in two decades

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find a recap of recent death penalty developments, including commentary on the national momentum towards abolition. Save the date for our 2017 Faith Leader Advocacy Day on the Death Penalty and join us for the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference in Austin!

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Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops calls for end of death penalty

Today, on the occasion of World Day Against the Death Penalty, the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement calling for the abolition of the death penalty, denouncing its effects not only on victims and others immediately affected, but also on society. According to a press release issued by the Texas Catholic Conference, the statement […]

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Pope Francis calls for “global abolition” during address to Congress

As a part of his historic tour of the United States, Pope Francis addressed Congress on Thursday, September 24. Anti-death penalty activists across the country hoped he would use his time in front of Congress to discuss ending the death penalty. Citing the Golden Rule, Pope Francis expressed his belief and support in abolition: “This […]

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Death Penalty Issue Part of Respect Life Month in the Catholic Church

According to the Death Penalty Information Center and Catholics Against Capital Punishment, for the first time in recent years the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual Respect Life Program will urge participants to make opposition to the use of the death penalty a significant part of their efforts to carry out the Church’s pro-life […]