Jimmy Akin comments on the story Vatican opposes Saddam’s death sentence. It is often the case in the press where any comment by a Vatican official is translated as Vatican. They often do the same thing with local Bishops in saying the Catholic Church says when referencing their statements. This is of course very sloppy and Jimmy Akin says the headline should be something like "Vatican officials oppose Saddam’s death sentence" instead. This type of misreporting is worse though when it is done by a Catholic source such as in this case the Catholic News Agency.
Jimmy then goes on to comment on other misstatements made in the article as they apply to Catholic teaching on the death penalty.