While noting that “grave crimes such as this deserve grave punishments,” Archbishop Pierre said in a plea to Missouri Gov. Eric Parsons, R, that “His Holiness wishes to place before you the simple fact of Mr. Johnson’s humanity and the sacredness of all human life.”
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Archbishop Pierre noted that “all of society benefits” when any form of violence is restrained, “even the violence of a legal execution.”
Vatican representatives declined to comment when contacted by the Register, but an Italian journalist reported over the weekend that a ‘confidential channel’ has been opened between the Holy See and the Taliban.
“Lebanon is more than a country — it is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West.” —Pope St. John Paul II
A Church official, who asked not to be named as he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said that while the letter lacked “teeth,” it signaled frustration among activists seeking to advance abortion and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) issues through international institutions.
The statement, which goes beyond the capacities of the U.N. experts, has the hallmarks of an attempt to undermine Catholic doctrine by using the sex abuse scandals.
The Vatican will be permitted to observe sessions and participate in debates. Unlike member states, the Holy See will not be allowed to vote on issues or put forth candidates.
An interview with Msgr. Gabriel Quicke, author of ‘A Spiritual Discovery of Christians in the Middle East’
The three-candidate list proposed by the Holy See was rejected by the diocese’s Cathedral Chapter, who have the ecclesiastical privilege to elect their bishop, reportedly for being too progressive.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he believes the U.S. and the Holy See “have a shared interest in seeing that every human being in China has the opportunity to practice their faith, exercise their conscience rights.”