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Leading Philippine Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care member issues call to lobby legislators on death penalty
A Catholic priest joins an anti-death penalty protest demonstration outside the House of Representatives building in Manila on Feb. 14. (Photo by Angie de Silva)
Catholic priests and nuns who have voiced their opposition to the revival of capital punishment in the Philippines should lobby against the passage of the bill that could bring back the death penalty in Congress, a leading Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care member says.
"When [legislators] see that there are many people in the gallery such as priests and nuns, they won't force a vote on it," Rodolfo Diamante said.
"Let us tell our congressmen not to vote in favor of the death penalty. That is what we can do," said Diamante.
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