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William K. Reilly is a former chief executive and now chairman emeritus of World Wildlife Fund. He served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1989 through 1993, under President G.H.W. Bush.

Pope Francis delivers a blessing from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia File)
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William K. Reilly
A former head of the E.P.A. warns that the pope’s message on the death penalty, like his message on the environment, may not make it to the pews.