“Simply put, no one should be executed in our modern penal system, even if they willingly accept it. The alternative punishment of life in prison without parole is a severe penalty that still provides closure to victims and protects society.”
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“I implore all people of goodwill to join me in advocating for an end to the death penalty in Oklahoma and instead working toward actual justice that respects human dignity and prioritizes healing the wounds of grief and loss,” Archbishop Coakley said.
The Catholic Church has long been opposed to the imposition of the death penalty.
Florida’s bishops have long advocated for an end to Florida’s death penalty and have called for sentences of life in prison rather than capital punishment.
There are 62 inmates on Louisiana’s death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The state has performed 28 executions since 1976.
Examining the Pope’s approach to life issues at the 10-year mark of his papacy.
The 85-year-old Pontiff made his comments during his meeting with the authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps at the Sakhir Royal Palace.
Catholic bishops in the US, notably Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, have advocated for individual prisoners on death row this year.
Federal court decision just affirmed constitutionality of capital-punishment protocols in the Sooner State.
While the Obama, Trump, and now Biden administrations have now pushed to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Archdiocese of Boston has repeatedly called for his sentence to be commuted to life without the possibility of parole.