Can you be Christian and support the death penalty?

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Pope Francis has declared the death penalty “inadmissible.” This means that the death penalty should not be used in any circumstance.

  • Mathew Schmalz
  • The Conversation

It also alters the Catholic Catechism, a compendium of Catholic doctrine, and is now binding on Roman Catholics throughout the…

Vek 5eBut in spite of his definitive statement, Pope Francis’ act will probably only deepen the debate about whether Christians can support capital punishment.

As a Catholic scholar who writes about religion, politics and policy, I understand how Christians struggle with the…

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