sabato 30 settembre 2023

Stati Uniti
Vatican officials calls on Louisiana governor to empty death row

(John Lavenburg, Crux)
A top Vatican official has asked Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to use his executive powers to clear the state’s death row, as the governor himself has in the past expressed opposition to the death penalty citing his own Catholic faith. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy of Life, penned the letter to Edwards on Sept. 26, emphasizing that “every human life is sacred,” and that the move would be a “monumental step” towards the abolition of the death penalty in the future. (...)