Pope Francis Defends Prisoners’ Rights, Calls for Abolition of Death Penalty

By Carol Kuruvilla | Huffington Post

Pope Francis is speaking up for some of the most outcast members of society — the prisoners.

The pontiff issued a call for the abolition of the death penalty on Thursday, harshly criticizing prison systems around the world for overstepping boundaries, mistreating inmates, and failing to recognize the sanctity of human life.
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