- Sep 20, 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.
England’s Catholic Church is calling on the UK government to release some prisoners to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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.
Visiting the imprisoned is an act of mercy that has implications for all Christians and not just those involved in prison ministry, Pope Francis said.