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Florida bishops criticize death penalty
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Using capital punishment to show that killing is wrong “sanctions revenge,” Florida’s seven Catholic bishops say in a letter to Gov. Rick Scott.

Asking that the governor commute the death sentences of three inmates to life in prison, the bishops said the violence of capital punishment would do little to relieve the pain of the survivors of the men’s victims or be helpful to society.



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