Pope Calls On All People of Good Will To Abolish Death Penalty

 BILL CHAPPELL, NPR News, February 21, 20169:04 AM ET Pope Francis called on “all Christians and people of good will” to work toward abolishing the death penalty, as he addressed a crowd of tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square Sunday. Alessandra Tarantino/AP “The commandment, ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ has absolute value, and concerns both the […]

Election 2016: All 10 Candidates’ Positions on the Death Penalty

In previous elections, support for death penalty abolition has been politically toxic, but the positions and rhetoric from many of the candidates in the 2016 race shows that the political landscape has changed. Some candidates have announced their opposition to the death penalty, and more have pointed to the numerous problems with it. Here is […]