I fully support the Pope on this. I also would like the death penalty done away permanently.
Agreed, although in some locations and/or situations in this world, death may be more humane in terms of physical suffering than what might occur on a daily basis upon imprisonment.
Quite true. For America, at least, I think the complete elimination of the death penalty is a good idea. If God really wants someone dead for whatever reason, I think he's quite capable of killing them without our intervention.