Church in Taiwan pleads for permanent end to executions
Catholic World News - March 03, 2011
Catholic leaders in Taiwan are appealing to the government to extend a stay on the death penalty, urging a permanent ban on capital punishment.
The government of Taiwan has not carried out the death penalty for 11 months. But justice minister Tsang Yung-fu has indicated that executions could resume within a matter of weeks. Only prisoners who have exhausted all legal appeals would be put to death, he said.
Church officials urged the government to continue the moratorium on the death penalty, in light of sharply mixed opinions in the country.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($1,008 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!