Pope Francis: “The Death Penalty Is Inadmissible, No Matter How Serious the Crime”

From Vatican City this morning, a report of Pope Francis' meeting with delegates from the International Commission against the Death Penalty.  The Holy Father presented a letter to Federico Mayor, president of the Commission, to greet and offer his personal thanks to all the members of the aforementioned International Commission, the group of countries that lend their support, and all those who collaborate in its work. The Vatican Information Service has released the following excerpts from the … [Read more...]

Pope Thinks He Won’t Live Long…. Oh, And By the Way, He Misses Pizza.

Pope Francis in March 2013presidencia.gov.ar [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

It's stuff like this that makes Pope Francis the darling of the world media:  In an interview with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa, he said "I have the sensation that my pontificate will be brief: Four or five years. I don't know. Or two or three. Well, two have already passed!" Well then.... Although he seems in good health, the 78-year-old pontiff seems to think that perhaps his years on this earth are drawing to a close.  There certainly is no indication that he's planning to resign like hi … [Read more...]