Catholic Priest opposes death penalty for Rape Perpetrators in Liberia

Rev. Father Ambrose Kroma

The Parish Priest of the St. Kizito Catholic Church, Rev. Father Ambrose Kroma, has opposed death penalty for rape perpetrators in Liberia.

Due to the increasing wave of rape incidents in the Country, several prominent and ordinary Liberians have voiced their support for capital punishment for perpetrators of rape as deterrent.

But delivering his sermon over the weekend, Rev. Father Kroma, said death penalty for rape may create what he termed as a slippery-slope with undue consequences.

The Catholic Priest, however, emphasized the need to fast track rape cases and also strengthen the relevant institutions in bringing justice to rape victims.

Rev. Father Kroma wants Liberians to soul search and rediscover their moral conscience, and take action to remedy the increasing wave of rapes in the Country.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.