Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment.

Pope Francis greets an addict from a detention and treatment center for alcohol and drugs in Eboli, Italy, during his general audience in St. Peter

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document.

Pope Francis attends the morning session on the final day of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope.

Retired Pope Benedict XVI greets Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, prior to the beatification Mass of Blessed Paul VI celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter

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Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment
Oct 23 2014
Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment.

All wars begin in a jealous heart; let go of pride, envy, pope says
Oct 22 2014
All wars begin in the human heart, Pope Francis said.

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open
Oct 21 2014
After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document.

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II
Oct 20 2014
Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope.

Terrorism in Mideast has reached ‘unimaginable proportions,’ pope says
Oct 20 2014
The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing “terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions," Pope Francis said.

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