Pope: Spare McVeigh

08/28/1997 at 12:00 AM EDT

Pope John Paul II has asked President Bush to spare the life of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, 33, who is due to be executed in Indiana on May 16. White House spokeswoman Claire Buchan said on Friday that Bush received a letter from Gabriel Montalvo, the apostolic nuncio in the U.S., on the Pope's behalf. On "Fox News Sunday" this weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney rejected the pontiff's request, saying "I think if ever there was a man who deserves to be executed, it is probably Timothy McVeigh."

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters