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Mar 14, 2019 11:45 AM 1+ week ago

UPDATED - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) -- The Catholic bishops of California welcomed the March 13 decision by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue a moratorium on executions in the state and a temporary reprieve for all inmates on the state's death row.

"We appreciate this recognition that the state has the adequate means to defend human dignity and public safety without recourse to capital punishment," San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in a statement on behalf of the state's bishops.

California's San Quentin State Prison is located in his archdiocese. The facility is California's oldest penitentiary and it houses the state's only death row for men and currently has 737 inmates condemned to death.

"We ask the governor to urge the Legislature to find a permanent legislative solution that will end the practice of capital punishment in our state for good," the archbishop said.

Because Newsom's declaration is a temporary reprieve for the death-row inmates, Archbishop Cordileone said he and his ...

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