California bishops support abolition of death penalty

by Gavin Drake


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

Bishops from all six Episcopal dioceses in California have lent their support to moves to abolish the death penalty. A state-wide referendum on whether the death penalty should be abolished in California will take place in November. If passed, the proposed amendment – known as Proposition 62 – would replace the death penalty with a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole as the maximum punishment for murder.

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