Pope Francis Has a Message for Catholics
Pope Francis is back home at the Vatican, but he is urging Catholic leaders to show ``exemplary'' courage by not allowing executions this year.
The Pope Francis is also calling for the end of the death penalty across the globe.
Pope Francis told tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square:
the commandment `do not kill' holds absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty.
This is the Holy Year in the Catholic church and the Pope calls for more mercy in the world. He tells leaders of the world there is no justification for capital punishment.