The Pope Loves Prisoners

November 5 and 6, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass with prisoners.  It is a Jubilee for prisoners.  Too bad he can't free them all like a real Jubilee Year of Mercy.  Remember the bull declaring a year of mercy, Pope Francis said,

“My thoughts also turn to those incarcerated, whose freedom is limited. The Jubilee Year has always constituted an opportunity for great amnesty, which is intended to include the many people who, despite deserving punishment, have become conscious of the injustice they worked and sincerely wish to re-enter society and make their honest contribution to it. May they all be touched in a tangible way by the mercy of the Father Who wants to be close to those who have the greatest need of His forgiveness. They may obtain the Indulgence in the chapels of the prisons. May the gesture of directing their thought and prayer to the Father each time they cross the threshold of their cell signify for them their passage through the Holy Door, because the mercy of God is able to transform hearts, and is also able to transform bars into an experience of freedom”.

and the pope hopes all cardinals visit prisons on Nov. 5 & 6.

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