Posts Tagged ‘Death penalty’

Saudi teenager arrested at 13 spared from execution Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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:Bomb attacks at three churches in IndonesiaPope Francis calls for inhuman violence to endSuicide bombers attack congregation at Pakistani churchIndonesian Read more

Pope Francis is more evolution than revolution Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

ROME – Two stories about Pope Francis over the last few days have elicited either praise or criticism, depending on one’s point of view, but also pivoting on a perception that’s actually questionable: To wit, that once again, this maverick pontiff is breaking the mold. The first story came on Thursday, when Francis spoke at Read more

Death penalty inhumane, Catechism should oppose it says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

“The death penalty is ‘inadmissible’ under any circumstance,” says Pope Francis. Speaking during the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s revised publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Francis said the death penalty violates the Gospel and amounts to the voluntary killing of a human life, which “is always sacred in the eyes Read more

The death penalty in United States under spotlight Comments 0

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The death penalty in the United States is being re-examined. Two cases are in front of the Supreme Court at present. There are also three referendums on state ballots in the November election. In the two death penalty cases before the court, both from Texas, one examines information given to jurors. The other questions whether Read more

Drug titan Pfizer bans its products from death penalty use Comments 1

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has said it is banning its drugs from use in lethal injections. The company is the last major drug manufacturer to take this action. The decision has seen campaigners against the death penalty in the US say they are now close to ending the practice. Continue reading Related Posts:Thousands of Filipino Catholics Read more

Pope appeals for world abolition of death penalty Comments 0

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Pope Francis has appealed for an international consensus to abolish the death penalty. Speaking at St Peter’s Square on Sunday, the Pope said “Thou shalt not kill applies to the guilty as well as the innocent”. The Pontiff said the commandment has “absolute value”. He asked politicians around the world to “make a courageous and Read more