Pope Francis calls for the end of the death penalty as well as the practice of sentencing people to life without possibility of parole, “the hidden death penalty.”!!!
World Day Against the Death Penalty
On October 5th, 2014, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of CPF observed WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY by hosting a demonstration on Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto California. Speakers included Father River Damien Sims, Rick Walker, an exoneree released from San Quentin’s death row, Mary Kay Raftery, mother of a murder victim (pictured below) and Gerard McGuire with California People of Faith.
Chris Lundin and the Raging Grannies provided musical entertainment. For more pictures, see Local Chapter Action page.
On October 10th, the Chapter led a rally at the Supreme Court in San Francisco, California. This group focussed on the injustice of executing the mentally ill.