Posts Tagged ‘Death penalty’

Death penalty ban and abortion liberalisation!

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The Virginia General Assembly passed a final version of a bill that will abolish the death penalty in the state Feb. 22. The Senate voted 22-16 to pass the death penalty abolition bill and the House of Delegates voted 57-43 to approve the identical bill, according to the advocacy group Virginians for Alternatives to the Read more

Fratelli Tutti – Summary of Francis Encyclical – on the fraternity and social friendship

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Pope Francis Social Encyclical: ‘Fratelli Tutti’ was launched at the Vatican, Sunday 4 October, 2020. The document focuses on fraternity and social friendship as the ways to build a better, more just and peaceful world – with the contribution of all: people and institutions. The official summary follows, with a link to download the full Read more

Fratelli Tutti: Francis explores fraternity and social friendship

Monday, October 5th, 2020

October 4, Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti during a visit to Assisi. The encyclical calls for a new kind of politics and emphasises social friendship as a way to build a more just and peaceful world. It encourages the contribution of all people and institutions and seeks to build a global movement Read more

Sex tourism, suicide, the death penalty, peace: Pope visits Thailand and Japan

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

As Pope Francis beging the thirty-second trip of his pontificate Nov. 19 to Thailand and Japan, he will once again be visiting nations where Catholics are a small minority. In both countries, there’s one Catholic for every 200 people, as opposed to roughly one for five in the United States. The Nov. 19-26 trip will Read more

Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

A group of Mercy sisters has been honored by the New Hampshire Coalition Against the Death Penalty for the key role they played in making New Hampshire the 21st state in the country to abolish the death penalty. Sisters Eileen Brady, Mary Ellen Foley and Madonna Moran received the recognition on behalf of their community Read more

Saudi teenager arrested at 13 spared from execution

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Murtaja Qureiris, the 18-year-old who had been facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, has been spared execution and sentenced to 12 years in prison, according to a source familiar with the matter. The source told CNN that Qureiris, who was arrested at the age of 13 by Saudi authorities, could be released by 2022. Read more

Death penalty for three top Muslim clerics

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The death penalty is likely for three top Muslim clerics in Saudi Arabia. Rights activist claim the clerics are facing charges of promoting an extremist agenda. The clerics’ prosecution and possible execution is unusual in Saudi Arabia where religious leaders are usually seen as untouchable. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been taking strong action Read more

The pope is right: the death penalty has no place in Catholicism

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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For those who often saw the cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires at anti-death penalty gatherings in the years before he became pope, his move to formally change official church teaching on the issue will have come as no surprise. The official Vatican declaration that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on Read more

Death penalty catechism change: internationally important

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Pope Francis has changed the catechism to ensure the church’s opposition to the death penalty is clear. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) is of universal importance to Catholics, the change will spread the church teaching about capital punishment throughout the world. It will also require Catholics to work towards abolishing the death Read more

Indonesian Catholics want mercy for terrorist

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Leading Catholics in terrorism-plagued Indonesia have criticized prosecutors who demanded the death sentence for the terrorist allegedly behind a deadly spate of suicide bombings and attacks against police that have left many dead. Continue reading Related Posts:Terrorist who beheaded teacher given hero’s funeralSri Lanka arrests politician over bombingsChristchurch imam suggests France copy NZs…Indonesian archbishop joins mosque Read more