The First Regular Meeting in 2012 of the CBCK Sub-Committee for the Abolition of Capital Punishment
The CBCK Sub-committee for the Abolition of Capital Punishment (President: Most Rev. Matthias Ri Iong-hoon, Bishop of Suwon) held its first regular meeting in 2012 at the Catholic Conference of Korea on February 16, 2012. The committee decided to make more efforts to promote proper awareness about the issues related to life including capital punishment.
The members of the committee said that the upcoming general election on April 11, 2012 would be an opportunity to inform people about the teaching of Church on the system of capital punishment. In addition, realizing the effect of concerts to form public sentiment on life, the committee is planning to hold a series of concerts for the abolition of the death penalty as was done last year. Unlike the concerts held just in Seoul last year, the committee will try to hold concerts in other provinces to expand the base for the life movement.