Execution Vigil – Wednesday, February 11th

Florida’s next execution has been set for Wednesday, February 11th.

A decision to kill caused this terrible tragedy…

more killing cannot repair the damage done.

As members of Pax Christi Florida witness against the execution of Wayne Tompkins and all state-sponsored killings, we are ever mindful of the unimaginable pain and suffering which the family of Lisa Carr continues to endure. Please keep the family and friends of this 15-year old victim in your thoughts and prayers.

Florida is one of five states that contribute to more than 65% of the nation’s executions.

As Catholics and as citizens of this state, we are compelled to voice our unequivocal opposition to this practice of State sponsored killing.

Florida’s Catholic Bishops have concurred that the death penalty has been discriminatory toward the poor, the indigent and racial minorities. In their position statement released in January 2002, they stated,

“Capital punishment contributes to the escalating atmosphere of violence in our society and undermines belief of the inherent worth and dignity of human life.”

Take Action! Join Pax Christi Palm Beach in an execution vigil in front of the St. Ignatius Loyola Cathedral (9500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens) on Wednesday, February 11th  from 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. during the execution of Wayne Tompkins currently scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EST.

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