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To: All clergy and religious, chancery staff, parish communicators, school principals, social action ministers, respect life ministers
From: Jayna Hoffacker, associate director, Office of Justice and Peace Ministries
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of September is for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty. As a death penalty nation and state, we must commit ourselves to prayer and advocacy to end this attack on human dignity.
Catholic Mobilizing Network is calling on U.S. Catholics to pledge to pray with Pope Francis this month, and has also created a Mobilize Mercy Toolkit to help parishes and schools amplify Pope Francis’ intention throughout this month. The toolkit includes social media graphics, death penalty fact sheets and a resource for Catholic teaching on the death penalty.
Please use the links below to share Pope Francis’ intention with your communities and networks.