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Catholic Bishops to Support Death Penalty Repeal

Updated: Mar 18, 2019

by Janine Loutzenhiser, KIMA TV --

The Catholic Bishops of Washington State submitted a testimony today in support of Senate Bill 5339.

The bill seeks to repeal the death penalty and require that life imprisonment without the possibility of parole become the sentence for aggravated first degree murder convictions.

In a press release the The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Washington, stated that because the Catholic Church has a consistent belief is that every human life is sacred from conception until natural death it has energized the Bishops’ to abolish the death penalty for decades.

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