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Peruvian bishops: death penalty 'unacceptable'

April 27, 2016

The Catholic bishops of Peru have released a statement in opposition to the death penalty, urging all Christians to work for its abolition.

"Today the death penalty is unacceptable," the bishops argue. They go on to state that "all Christians and people of good will are obliged not only to fight for the abolition of the death penalty-- legal or not-- but to try to improve prison conditions, in respect for the human dignity of prisoners." 

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 28, 2016 3:59 AM ET USA

    Are there statistics on the number of death-row conversions to the faith versus the number of innocent victims of the death penalty in the "modern penal system?" This is a serious question. Also, I may be misinformed, but the modern penal system seems to be a place where predators manage to violate the privacy of their fellow inmates. Is this media scuttlebutt, or does it really happen?