Aust bishops offer to help govt work against death penalty

Australia’s Catholic bishops have offered the Church’s help for the Australian government’s international work to abolish the death penalty.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president, Archbishop Denis Hart, wrote to a parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty.

“The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference would be happy to assist the Australian Government where it can to make contact with appropriate Holy See diplomats,” the archbishop wrote.

“It would also be pleased to assist where possible with making representations to other national governments with the assistance of the respective National Catholic Bishops Conferences,” he added.

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