In the Catholic Church in the United States, pastoral statements are offered by individual bishops in particular dioceses, state Catholic conferences of bishops, regional synods of bishops, or the national conference (USCCB) when seeking to apply universal church teaching to particular circumstances or issues. In the case of the death penalty, U.S. bishops have often been strong anti-death penalty advocates for persons sentenced to be executed. Often the Holy See (the Vatican) has also advocated on behalf of the condemned. The list below includes more recent papal and episcopal statements relating to Catholic teaching on the death penalty and its application to particular laws and state-sponsored executions.
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- Our Sr.Ilaria produces weekly Spanish podcasts on the church’s position on the #deathpenalty. View the archives: http://t.co/cPLeW8Ua1O about 1 day ago
- Our staff and speakers continue to connect with thousands through our media outreach efforts to end #deathpenalty: http://t.co/4JcscasOVM about 2 days ago
- #TGodIF People of biblical faith must take a stand to abolish the #deathpenalty! http://t.co/Q3nBKwKIc1 about 2 days ago