Language Sites
  • UCAN China
  • UCAN India
  • UCAN Indonesia
  • UCAN Vietnam

Philippine bishops attack kill bill proponents Whats this?
Click on to find out more.

Senior clerics tell those who justify death penalty through Scripture that Jesus was never an advocate of 'legal killing'

Philippine bishops attack kill bill proponents

Women anti-death penalty protesters rally outside a Catholic church in Manila on March 8. (Photo by Angie de Silva)

Joe Torres, Manila
Philippines

March 20, 2017

Mail This Article
(For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas)


Philippine bishops are not taking the proposed revival of capital punishment in the country sitting down. On March 19, the prelates went on the offensive, warning against the use of Scriptures to justify the death penalty.

"Need we point out how many other crimes against humanity have been justified using the same Bible?" said the country's bishops in a pastoral statement released on March 18.

As part of the government's intensified anti-narcotics campaign, the Lower House of Congress passed a bill early this month imposing the death penalty on seven drug-related offenses 

To read more
subscribe to UCAN Premium Content today.

Want more stories like this?
Sign up to receive UCAN Daily or Weekly newsletters (You can select one or more)
Want more stories like this?
Sign up to UCAN Daily or Weekly newsletters
You can select one or more
First Cut
Morning Daily
(Morning Daily)
Full Bulletin
Afternoon Daily
(Afternoon Daily)
Weekender
Weekly
(Weekly)

LATEST