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South Korean participants of World Day Against the Death Penalty

South Korean participants of World Day Against the Death Penalty

Korean Church against death penalty

12/10/2017 14:40

Church in South Korea proposed a Bill on Tuesday, for the Abolition of Capital Punishment on the Occasion of 20th Year without Execution of Death Penalty in Korea.

 

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: The dynamic word of God cannot be moth-balled

11/10/2017 17:36

Pope Francis on Wednesday evening addressed participants attending a meeting celebrating the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization.

 

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, on Wednesday spoke against capital punishment.

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, on Wednesday spoke against capital punishment.

Holy See speaks out against death penalty

02/03/2017 17:16

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, on Wednesday reaffirmed that life is sacred from conception to natural death in a meeting at the UN Human Rights Council on the death penalty.

 

Pope Francis waves at the end of his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis waves at the end of his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square

Vatican Weekend for October 15, 2016

14/10/2016 12:30

Vatican Weekend for October 15, 2016 begins with Pope Francis’ announcement of a new consistory and his appeal for an urgent ceasefire in Syria. And, the spotlight on the death penalty: why a former supervisor of death row executions underwent a radical change of heart.

An Iman passes the Turkish flag during a demonstration in support of Turkey's President Erdogan in Istanbul

An Iman passes the Turkish flag during a demonstration in support of Turkey's President Erdogan in Istanbul

Turkey may squander human rights in the name of security

19/07/2016 16:36

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildarim has insisted that his country is governed by  rule of law, following last Friday’s attempted coup.Thousands of military and police officials and members of the judiciary have been suspended and detained, however sources are unable to confirm exact numbers.

Pope Fancis speaking at the Angelus on Sunday

Pope Fancis speaking at the Angelus on Sunday.

Pope: Christians called to work to abolish death penalty

21/02/2016 13:02

Pope Francis has said that “all Christians and people of good will are called today to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty,” but also to improve conditions in prisons, out of respect for the human dignity of prisoners.

 

The execution chamber at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

The execution chamber at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

Cardinal Schoenborn: Pope knows of upcoming Texas execution

18/01/2016 14:10

Cardinal Christopher Schoenborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, said on Monday that Pope Francis is informed and following the situation of Richard Allen Masterson, a death row inmate in Texas who is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday.