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The Vatican recently eliminated life imprisonment from its own penal code.

Asia Bibi

Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge

The execution room in the US state of Oregon. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1984, two death row inmates have been killed by lethal injection (Photo: PA)
Archbishop Philip Wilson greets Pope Benedict during World Youth Day in Sydney in 2008 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Adolf Eichmann is flanked by guards in the Jerusalem courtroom where he was tried for war crimes (AP Photo)

His crimes were of the gravest nature; his life was an affront to the families of those who died in the Holocaust

Tariq Aziz in a courtroom in Baghdad (CNS photo/Reuters TV)

Archbishop Georges Casmoussa of Mosul says the killing of Tariq Aziz would be wrong

Cardinal O'Brien says American lawmakers should 'turn their gaze inwards, rather than scrutinising the working of the Scottish justice system' (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Keith O’Brien criticises American ‘culture of vengeance’ after calls for Scottish leaders to appear at Senate hearing