Posts Tagged ‘Death penalty’

Manila archbishop calls to ‘rethink’ pro-life strategy

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

It’s time to ‘rethink’ our pro-life strategy says Cardinal Jose Advincula. We need to re-evaluate the strategy in a different way, using new approaches that refrain from further judgment and condemnation. During the Mass for this year’s “Walk for Life” on Saturday, Advincula – who is the head of Manila’s Catholic Church – spoke of Read more

Singapore urged to abolish death penalty

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

An international rights group has called upon the Singapore government to halt the impending execution of a man convicted of drug trafficking and urged the repeal of the death penalty in the country. In a press statement on April 24, the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) condemned the Singapore government’s use of the Read more

Pope’s stand on death penalty will be Bahrain trip legacy

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Pope Francis’s stand on Bahrain’s death penalty shocked incredulous witnesses last week. His stand will be his trip’s legacy, says a death row inmate’s wife. Francis made his views on the death penalty clear during his first speech in Bahrain last Thursday. He chose the country’s royal palace to address two of the most contentious Read more

Execution can’t proceed without religious requests

Monday, July 18th, 2022

A federal judge has issued a temporary order telling Texas prison officials that they can carry out a scheduled execution of a death row inmate only if they grant all of his religious accommodations, including allowing his spiritual adviser to hold his hand when he receives a lethal injection. Read more

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