Cuban bishops welcome amnesty for prisoners

Cuba’s bishops have welcomed the government’s decision to release over 3,500 prisoners as Pope Francis’s visit to the nation approaches.

“The news of the liberation of prisoners is a source of joy and spiritual relief for the detainees themselves and their relatives,” the General Secretariat of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba said in a statement, according a Fides report. “With this action of mercy one is already anticipating the fruits that the Visit of Pope Francis, as missionary of mercy, will leave for the welfare of all our people.”


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