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Missouri’s 4 bishops urge state leaders to end executions

October 08, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: The statement follows the execution of a convicted murderer with a low IQ; Pope Francis requested that the sentence be commuted to life in prison.

The murderer’s “crimes were heinous and deserve to be punished, yet as Missouri has shown itself to be a pro-life state, we should stop using the death penalty as a means of dealing with violent crimes,” the bishops said.

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