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Pope Francis: ‘Death penalty and life imprisonment should be abolished’

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

Church to appeal Asia Bibi death penalty

Pakistani Christian sentenced to death on a blasphemy charge

The Holy Father is clearly opposed to the death penalty; but why doesn’t the Church oppose it as unequivocally as abortion and euthanasia?

It’s a real question: I simply don’t understand

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The case of Adolf Eichmann shows that the death penalty can be just

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

Iraqi archbishop joins Vatican appeal against execution of Saddam’s deputy

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

Cardinal defends release of Lockerbie bomber

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