- Aug 12, 2020
A jail riot and fire that killed 68 people in Venezuela’s deadliest tragedy in decades could have been prevented, according to the Venezuelan bishops’ conference.
One immediate result of Pope Francis’s trip to Chile may be a prison reform allowing female inmates to remain united with their children.
On a visit to a women’s prison in Chile, Pope Francis hears that the children of inmates, despite being innocent, are themselves the ones who suffer most.
The social justice arm of the Catholic Church in Nigeria has issued a statement on several issues affecting the country.
After 60 people died in gang fights in Brazil’s Amazon region prisons, Pope Francis Wednesday said he was “pained and concerned” and renewed his appeal so that prisons would be “places of re-education” and “not overcrowded but places for re-insertion” in society after sentences are served.