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Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible in All Cases

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ROME — Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a definitive shift in Roman Catholic teaching that could put enormous pressure on lawmakers and politicians around the world.
Francis, who has spoken out against capital punishment before — including in 2015 in an address to Congress — added the change to the Catechism, the collection of beliefs for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
The revision says the church would work “with determination” for the abolition of capital punishment worldwide.
“I think this will be a big deal for the future of the death penalty in the world,” said John Thavis, a Vatican expert and author. “People who work with prisoners on death row will be thrilled, and I think this will become a banner social justice issue for the church,” he added.
Sergio D’Elia, the secretary of Hands Off Cain, an association that works to abolish capital puni…

ISIS terrorists carry out gruesome execution of Syrian soldier in Yarmouk Camp

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) continued their reign of terror in the Yarmouk Camp this week, as their terrorists carried out another ruthless execution of a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldier.

Using similar tactics deployed in Iraq, the Islamic State strapped the Syrian soldier with explosives around his helmet and then dropped him head first off of a building.

The soldier was identified by the Syrian Arab Army as Shadi ‘Issa; he was fighting the terrorist group in the Yarmouk Camp before his capture.

This latest execution marks the second time in the last four days that the Islamic State has carried out a gruesome killing of this sort

Source: almasdarnews.com, Leith Aboufadel, May 1, 2018


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