March 2013

Death row inmate execution postponed, Phoenix Catholic clergy attend vigil

The execution of an Arizona man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday has been postponed. Late Tuesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Arizona’s request to lift the Ninth Circuit Court order that blocked the execution. Before the high court made its decision, a vigil was held for the death row inmate at the state capital. The second ranking Catholic bishop in the Phoenix Diocese was there.