Pope washes the feet of 12 prisoners at Holy Thursday Mass

‘This isn’t a folkloric ceremony,’ Francis tells inmates Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 inmates, including three women and a man who is converting from Islam to Catholicism. Although in Jesus’s time, washing the feet of one’s guests was performed by slaves, Jesus “reverses” this role, the Pope said during the Holy Thursday… Continue reading Pope washes the feet of 12 prisoners at Holy Thursday Mass

Funeral Mass for 20 prisoners who died in Haiti’s largest prison

Most of the inmates who died had never been convicted of a crime Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers were placed on 20 caskets at a funeral Mass on Tuesday for the latest group of inmates who died in Haiti’s largest prison, most without ever having been convicted of any crime. Marie… Continue reading Funeral Mass for 20 prisoners who died in Haiti’s largest prison

Demented 'House of Horrors' serial baby killer blames the Church for his incarceration and believes he will be freed

Kermit Gosnell is serving a life sentence for killing several babies but, believing he’ll be freed soon, he has been training from prison for a triathlon. Gosnell was convicted of several counts of murder in 2013. He was caught killing newborns by jabbing scissors into their tiny necks and severing their spinal cords with a… Continue reading Demented 'House of Horrors' serial baby killer blames the Church for his incarceration and believes he will be freed

Pope celebrates Jubilee Mass for prisoners in St Peter’s Basilica

Francis urged the inmates to never give up hope in God’s mercy Pope Francis held a special Jubilee Mass for prisoners in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, telling them that all people “have made mistakes” and urging them to never give up hope in God’s mercy. He later called on political leaders across the world… Continue reading Pope celebrates Jubilee Mass for prisoners in St Peter’s Basilica

Faith leads to freedom, Pope Francis tells prisoners

50 inmates from Rome’s Rebibbia prison were given a tour of the Vatican gardens before listening to the Pope’s Angelus address Before reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis told visitors to the Vatican, including a group of about 50 inmates from Rome’s Rebibbia prison, that the Christian journey leads “to real freedom, freedom… Continue reading Faith leads to freedom, Pope Francis tells prisoners

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