Pope Francis takes a dim view of the death penalty, but not all Catholics are convinced

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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass in Plebiscito Square during his pastoral visit in Naples on March 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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(RNS) Pope Francis is trying to tighten church teaching against the death penalty. Not all American Catholics, however, are convinced.