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TERRI SCHIAVO. THE VATICAN IS FUNDAMENTALIST ON EVERYTHING BUT THE DEATH PENALTY

March 23, 2005: the definitive ‘No’ by the Vatican on the question of euthanasia, does not correspond to its definitive ‘No’ against the death penalty,” declared Hands Off Cain Secretary Sergio D’Elia, in a dispute with the Vatican which had written in its daily, the Osservatore Romano, on March 22 that “Terri’s destiny does not appear dissimilar from that of many men and women sentenced to death for their crimes in the United States”.
With this statement Sergio D’Elia wanted to bring to light that which was written in the Compendium of the Social Catechism of the Catholic Church published last October in which the death penalty was not excluded due to being “the only way to effectively defend the lives of human beings from the un-just aggressor”.
“It is serious that the Vatican should say Terri had not committed any crime,” stated Hands Off Cain’s Secretary.
“Evidently the right to life, considered sacred and absolute by the Catholic Church, only regards the lives of innocents. For those who are guilty exceptions are allowed.
“It is a shame that the Vatican has a pragmatic approach only when it comes to the death penalty.
“On everything else – divorce, abortion, drugs, euthanasia, the morning after pill, homosexuality…. The Vatican’s ‘no’ is absolute, definitive, illiberal,” D’Elia concluded. (Sources: Hands Off Cain, 23/03/2005)

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UN. CONCERN OVER HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN IVORY COAST
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT. CHINA AND UNITED STATES URGED TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY
COLORADO, USA. STATE HIGH COURT BLOCKS EXECUTION BECAUSE JURORS CONSULTED BIBLE
MALAYSIA. HANGMEN IN LINE FOR A 75% PAY RISE
LIBYA. BULGARIAN NURSES' LAWYER VOWS TO HAVE DEATH SENTENCES OVERTURNED
CHINA. DEATH PENALTY DEBATE 10 YEARS TOO LATE FOR NIE SHUBIN, EDITORIAL
INDONESIA. GOVERNMENT URGED TO EXECUTE CONVICTED DRUG TRAFFICEKRS ON DEATH-ROW SOON
MALAYSIA. COURT AFFIRMS DEATH PENALTY FOR MAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING BANGLADESHI
USA. GOVERNMENT URGES JUDGE TO SET DATE FOR MOUSSAOUI TRIAL
SAUDI ARABIA. MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER, SORCERY
USA. CATHOLIC BISHOPS CAMPAIGN AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
INDONESIA. WOMAN EXECUTED FOR TRIPLE MURDERS
MEXICO. SENATE VOTES TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY
AFGHANISTAN. 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ATTACKS ON FOREIGNERS
IRAN. MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING CHILDREN WHIPPED THEN EXECUTED IN PUBLIC
CHINA CANNOT ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY: WEN
SAUDI ARABIA. FOUR FILIPINOS BEHEADED FOR MURDERING COMPATRIOT
IRAN. TWO MEN HANGED PUBLICLY FOR RAPE AND ARMED ROBBERY
ITALY. CALDEROLI’S STATEMENT ON UNABOMBER DANGEROUS, D’ELIA
SAUDI ARABIA. TWO GAY LOVERS EXECUTED FOR MURDER OF PAKISTANI
INDIA. 'INDIA CARRIED OUT 1,422 EXECUTIONS IN A DECADE', RIGHTS GROUP
PAKISTAN. TOP ISLAMIC COURT THROWS OUT GANGRAPE ACQUITTAL
UNITED KINGDOM. SCOT ON DEATH ROW IN NIGERIA HAS MURDER CONVICTION QUASHED
SOUTH AFRICA. CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO DECIDE ON DEATH ROW PRISONERS
IRAN. CONVICTED MURDERER HANGED, ROBBERS LASHED
IRAN. JUDICIARY ENDS PROCEEDINGS AGAINST AGHAJARI
CHINA. CHIEF JUSTICE PLEDGES TO IMPROVE DEATH PENALTY REVIEW PROCESS
CHINA ARRESTS 800,000 FOR 'ENDANGERING STATE SECURITY'

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