October 28, 2010

Vatican appeals for former Iraqi leader’s life

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Tuesday (Oct. 26) called for former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz to be spared the death penalty, and suggested it might intervene diplomatically on his behalf. “The position of the Catholic Church on the death penalty is known,” said the Rev. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See […]

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