Death Penalty Represents 'Failure'

March 21, 2015 1:47 AM

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Death Penalty Represents 'Failure'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says nothing can justify the use of the death penalty and there is no "right" way to humanely kill another person.

Francis outlined the Catholic church's opposition to capital punishment in a letter to the International Commission against the Death Penalty, a group of former government officials, jurists and others who had an audience with him at the Vatican Friday.

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