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Pope Francis delivers an addresss at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Oct. 4, 2014.

Pope calls for end to death penalty out of respect for human dignity

Oct 26, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis called for the abolition of capital punishment during a speech on Thursday, as well as all forms of... Read more

Asia Bibi's death sentence sparks outrage from Pakistan's Christians

Oct 16, 2014

The Lahore High Court's rejection on Thursday of Asia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court,... Read more

The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison, completed in 2010.

Death penalty suspended in Ohio as lethal drugs questioned

Aug 12, 2014

Following the controversial botched execution of an inmate in Ohio, using a new lethal-injection mixture, a federal judge has decided... Read more

The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison, completed in 2010.

Botched execution shows death penalty's brutality, bishop says

Apr 30, 2014

Commenting on the April 29 bungled execution of a death row inmate at the state penitentiary, Oklahoma City’s archbishop has... Read more