Have you seen the film Dead Man Walking? Set in Louisiana, it tells the true story of Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who establishes a special relationship with a prisoner on death row. It’s a gripping movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat right until the final scenes.  Sr Helen is known throughout the world and has witnessed five executions in Louisiana. She continues to educate the public about the death penalty and counsels not only inmates on death row, but the families of murder victims as well. Execution methods include electrocution, the firing squad, stoning, hanging and lethal injection. Last week in a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law, Pope Francis called on all men and women of good will to fight for the abolishment of the death penalty in “all of its forms” and for the improvement of prison conditions.  He denounced a growing tendency to think that the “most varied social problems can be resolved through public punishment.” This Week: