Community of Sant’Egidio Endorses National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty Internationally

On June 24th, The Community of Sant’Egidio endorsed CMN’s National Catholic Pledget to End the Death Penalty, launching it on the international stage.  Carlo Santoro, the coordinator of Sant’Egidio’s death penalty work recently gave an interview with Vatican Radio announcing their support of CMN’s Pledge:
“The Community of Sant’Egidio endorses CMN’s National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty. It is inspired by Pope Francis’ words who, in several opportunities,  called for the abolition of capital punishment like when he said “All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, whether legal or illegal, and in all its forms, but also in order to improve prison conditions”.  This is very important for the Community of Sant’Egidio  because wherever we work in the world we strive to humanize the prison system.”
To read the full Vatican Radio interview, click here. 
To learn more about the work Sant’Egidio does to advocate for the end of the death penalty, click here. 

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