Death penalty decree could be quandary for U.S. politicians

Death penalty decree could be quandary for U.S. politicians

Pope says option ‘inadmissible’ in all cases
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says Pope Francis’ decree that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases doesn’t change his stance in favor of capital punishment.
Pope Francis delivers a blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis’ decree that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases could pose a dilemma for Roman Catholic politicians and judges in the United States. Some Catholic leaders in death penalty states have said they’ll continue to support capital punishment, despite the change in church teaching.

Death penalty decree could be quandary for U.S. politicians

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says Pope Francis’ decree that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases doesn’t change his stance in favor of capital punishment.
Pope Francis delivers a blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis’ decree that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases could pose a dilemma for Roman Catholic politicians and judges in the United States. Some Catholic leaders in death penalty states have said they’ll continue to support capital punishment, despite the change in church teaching.
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