There's little evidence that the death penalty deters murder. That leaves the questionable value of retribution — that erasing the monster who committed a heinous crime will bring comfort to the victims' loved ones.
Conservatives worry that behind the gentle facade lies a dangerous reformer who is diluting teachings on moral issues while focusing on social problems.
Vatican spokesman: "In no way was this a personal attack, nor an indication of how to vote."
Jeb's response to political flare-up: The Pope should stay out of this.
Francis: "We cannot deny the humanitarian crisis."
Pope Francis will also head to the northern border to address the plight of migrants trying to reach the United States.
Meeting could be a landmark step toward healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.
The Vatican is backing away from the controversy, saying that Kim Davis was one of "several dozen" people that Pope Francis met — and he wasn't the one who invited her.
Davis said knowing that the pope agreed with what she was doing "kind of validates everything."
Pope Francis: "A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged."