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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

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

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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

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

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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

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Ex-soldier who killed Guatemalan bishop dies in prison riot

A former army officer serving a prison sentence for the 1998 killing of a Catholic bishop died in a jail riot on Monday that killed a dozen inmates and a female visitor, Guatemalan authorities said. Byron Lima was convicted of the murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi, who was an outspoken critic of military abuses

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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

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