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On February 25, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Korea stated, in a five to four ruling, that the death penalty did not violate 'human dignity and value' protected in the Constitution. This is a major setback for Korea as abolitionist in practice declared on December 30, 2007.

 

Right after the ruling was announced, the CBCK Committee for Justice & Peace (President: Most Rev. Boniface Choi Ki-san) issued a statement expressing its deep disappointment in the Constitutional Court's decision to uphold the death penalty. "The Constitutional Court made an anti-life decision, vindicating the death penalty. Although the State must protect the life of the people, its decision against humanity to uphold the death penalty would infringe on it."

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534 Installation Ceremony of Bishop of Chunchon 2010.04.09 8742
533 Resistance of the Korean Catholics to Resuming the Death Penalty 2010.03.29 8659
532 Our Opinion on Life Issues and the Four Major Rivers Project 2010.03.23 10151
531 2010 Spring General Assembly of the CBCK 2010.03.19 9046
» The Church in Korea Was Deeply Disappointed by the Constitutional Court's Decision to uphold the Death Penalty 2010.03.08 10258
529 Death of the retired Bishop Paul Kim Ok-kyun 2010.03.08 9075
528 New Bishop of Uijeongbu 2010.03.08 8234
527 Message for Lent of Cardinal Cheong, Archbishop of Seoul 2010.03.02 9093
526 The Archdiocese of Seoul Established a Foundation 2010.02.12 9095
525 New Bishop of Chunchon 2010.02.05 10004
524 More than 150,000 Overseas Korean Catholics 2010.02.05 9212
523 The First Workshop for Newly-Appointed Formators 2010.01.29 8358
522 Message for Overseas Aid Sunday 2010 2010.01.29 8128
521 Emergency Aid to Haiti from the Catholic Church in Korea 2010.01.22 9160
520 Message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2010 2010.01.18 9607
519 The Result of the First Survey on Overseas Aid 2010.01.11 8563
518 The Christmas Messages of Diocesan Bishops 2009.12.24 9525
517 Message for the Week for the Sanctification of the Family 2009.12.24 10167
516 Monastic Life Experience Program by the Order of St. Benedict Waegwan Abbey 2009.12.18 11045
515 'Guideines for the Presentation and Maintenance of Cultural Heritage of the Catholic Church in Korea' Published 2009.12.18 10488

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