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  • Pope Francis: Death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

    Pope Francis: Death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

    • Oct 11, 2017

    Pope Francis on Wednesday said the death penalty “is in itself contrary to the Gospel because it is voluntarily decided to suppress a human life, which is always sacred in the eyes of the Creator and of which God only in the final analysis is the true judge and guarantor.” The pontiff said capital punishment “is an inhumane measure that humiliates, in any way it is pursued, human dignity.”

  • Missouri governor right to halt execution, Catholic conference says

    Missouri governor right to halt execution, Catholic conference says

    • Aug 24, 2017

    Marcellus Williams, 48, was scheduled to be executed August 22. His attorneys said the DNA evidence, unavailable during his 2001 trial, proved his innocence. His DNA was not found on the murder weapon, but another man’s was. Williams says he was innocent and convicted on the testimony of individuals who were convicted felons.

  • U.S. Supreme Court death penalty decision could be victory for due process

    U.S. Supreme Court death penalty decision could be victory for due process

    • Jun 21, 2017

    A case of a man sentenced to death in 1986 has made it to the Supreme Court, which decided that a defendant has a right to a mental health evaluation. The Court found precedent in the case and the decision could have several important implications for the justice system.

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