Brandon Astor Jones died by lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his request for a stay of execution.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Prejean said Francis’ influence and support are never far away. “The pope’s like a little lighthouse, and he keeps sending out that beam — this is what it’s about.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Only six states carried out executions in 2015, with Texas, Missouri and Georgia the only ones to execute five or more people.
Frazier Glenn Cross admitted during the trial that he committed the April 13, 2014, killings and said he had wanted to kill as many Jews as he could. None of those killed were Jewish.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The resolution reflects a larger societal shift away from the practice, though it does not reverse the earlier support for the death penalty.
(RNS) The NAE’s capital punishment resolution is a hopeful sign that evangelicals are catching up to the rest of America.
ATLANTA (RNS) Pope Francis and contemporary Roman Catholicism oppose the death penalty. This is a huge change from the past. How do religious traditions decide when doctrines should, or should not, be updated?
Ali al-Nimr was given the death penalty after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia.