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Two bishop chairmen issued a statement calling on the Trump Administration to refrain from using the death penalty.
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City and Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City put out the following statement:
“The death penalty is not necessary to protect society. It is not necessary to hold people accountable for grave crimes. The decision not to execute someone, even someone who has done something terrible, is not ‘soft on crime’; rather, it is strong on the dignity of life … We ask President Trump and Attorney General Barr, as an act of witness to the dignity of all human life: stop these executions.”