Pope Francis has called for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty, saying the commandment "You shall not kill" was absolute and equally valid for the guilty as for the innocent.
Using some of his strongest words ever against capital punishment, he also called on Catholic politicians worldwide to make "a courageous and exemplary gesture" by seeking a moratorium on executions during the Church's current Holy Year, which ends in November.
23:13 Little girl snatches Pope Francis's skullcap, eliciting laughs from the pontiff18
21:34 Pope says migrant crisis “biggest tragedy” since WWII22
17:16 Pope says migrant crisis "biggest tragedy" since WWII18
16:23 This Three-Year-Old Audaciously Steals The Pope's Hat & It's So Adorably Hilarious!17