Four national Catholic publications call for ending the death penalty

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March 5, 2015

Man holds sign reading 'Death penalty is murder' outside trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber

A man holds a sign reading “Death penalty is murder” March 4 outside the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston. Four nationally circulated Catholic publications called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States in a jointly published editorial March 5. (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Four nationally circulated Catholic publications called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States in a jointly published editorial.

America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor urged their readers, the U.S. Catholic community and people of faith to “stand with us and say, ‘Capital punishment must end,'” the editorial stated.

The editorial was published online March 5 by each publication and was to appear in the printed versions of each journal in the coming weeks.

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