The Catholic Church has long supported alternatives to the death penalty. Each of the last three popes spoke out publicly against capital punishment, acknowledging the ways it violates the inherent dignity of the human person.
Download the handout below to learn more about the church's history of opposition to the death penalty and ways we can transform our criminal legal system into one that honors the sanctity of human life. (Also available in Spanish.)
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