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Caption: People hold a banner and signs on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta during a 2011 vigil for a Georgia death-row inmate before his execution. (CNS file/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin)
People hold a banner and signs on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta during a 2011 vigil for a Georgia death-row inmate before his execution. (CNS file/Michael Alexander, Georgia Bulletin)
Christian leaders call for end to 'profound evil' of the death penalty

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Hundreds of Christian religious leaders of various churches signed onto a Holy Week call to end the death penalty in the United States.

"Torture and execution is always a profound evil, made even more abhorrent when sanctioned by the government in the name of justice when other means of protecting society are available," said the statement released March 31. "All who reverence the sanctity of human life, created in the image of God, must never remain silent when firing squads, lethal injections, electric chairs and other instruments of death are viewed as morally acceptable."

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Editors: Contents of Origins CNS Documentary Service, Vol. 44, No. 43 (April 2, 2015):

-- The five Catholic bishops of Indiana challenge the people of their state to make the needs of the poor a priority and find ways to reduce the effects of poverty.

-- U.S. Catholicism must develop a culture of encounter in its parishes and institutions capable of bringing people of all cultures and races together, and Hispanic Catholics bring key cultural experiences and gifts to this effort, Boston College theologian Hosffman Ospino tells regional leaders preparing for a 2018 national meeting on Hispanic ministry.

-- Pope Francis urges Nigerian Christians and Muslims to unite against Boko Haram terrorists and work to ease ethnic tensions as Nigerians prepare for general elections.

-- An agency of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar says it will create a reconciliation commission to offer mediation wherever there are conflicts on their continent as well as an African church network to promote transparent and responsible management of the equatorial forest.


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