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The bishops of the United States have reaffirmed their opposition to the death penalty.

The bishops of the United States have reaffirmed their opposition to the death penalty, reports the Boston Globe.

Their statement, "A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death," approved at the U.S. bishops' annual November meeting, argues that the U.S. cannot "teach that killing is wrong by killing those who kill."

The statement follows on a new episcopal initiative to end the use of the death penalty, inaugurated this year by the bishops to build on the declining support for capital punishment among Catholics, less than 50 percent of whom think it should be used.
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Date:Jan 1, 2006
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