Pope says nothing can justify death penalty and there's no way to 'humanely' execute convicts

March 20, 2015 7:48 PM

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VATICAN CITY – 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, an independent group of former government officials, jurists and others who met with him at the Vatican Friday.

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