- Jul 8, 2020
While countries have enforced social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis warned of serious consequences if the same measures aren’t applied to overcrowded prisons.
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges across Brazil, the Bishops’ Conference’s Prison Pastoral Commission is urging the country’s authorities to take critical measures to avoid a massive contamination in the already chaotic Brazilian prison system, including the release of detainees.
Pope Francis has asked the prisoners, guards and the chaplain of a northern Italian prison to write this year’s Way of the Cross meditations.
A pair of bishops who spent two hours at a Maryland detention center praying and talking with a small group of immigrants facing deportation saw how strong family bonds are.
“It’s time for me to be paroled,” joked Father Ron Cloutier as he retired from directing Correctional Ministries for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston after more than 40 years providing for the spiritual needs of people in prison.
Cameroon’s Catholic clergy made a special effort to visit the West African country’s prisons on Christmas Day.