Pope Calls for Worldwide Ban on Death Penalty

VATICAN CITY, Feb 21  – Pope Francis on Sunday called for a worldwide ban on the death penalty, saying the commandment “You shall not kill” was just as valid for the guilty as for the innocent. Speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, the pope also called on Catholic politicians worldwide

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Nimr Al Nimr: Anatomy of a Man

Why is the death of one person stirring all this tension? BY Ibrahim Fraihat SINCE RETURNING TO HIS VILLAGE in eastern Saudi Arabia in 1999, after having spent over a decade studying, teaching and preaching abroad (namely in Iran and Syria) Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al Nimr’s fiery speeches were causing considerable frustration to the Saudi

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Iran Reacts With Fury after Saudis Execute Shiite Cleric

By Sam Wilkin and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH, Jan 3 – Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday morning as Shiite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. Demonstrators who had massed at the embassy gates to protest at Nimr Al Nimr’s execution broke into

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