2 weeks CBCP on death penalty: It’s ‘anti-poor and [the] marginalized’ MB
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reiterated its opposition to the death penalty, saying that such a punishment has not been proven to stop people from committing crimes. “The death penalty does not deter crime. There are no conclusive studies, local or foreign, to support this argument,” said CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care Chairman Bishop Joel Baylon.  Baylon made the statement in observance of the World Day Against the Death Penalty on Saturday, Oct. 10.  “Pope Francis has exhorted countless times that capital punishment is an offense ‘against the inviolability of life and the dignity of ... more