- Aug 12, 2020
Around 70 inmates danced a Zumba routine flash mob titled the “Pope is Pop” to celebrate Pope Francis’s calls for prison reform. The prisoners were Catholic, Muslim and Orthodox from all over the world dancing to lyrics such as “Tonight you are not alone, Francis is there, everywhere. Hallelujah!”
A “flash mob” will be staged Thursday in an Italian prison, featuring a zumba routine set to the tune of “Pope is Pop,” highlighting Francis’s vision on prison reform, and it comes at a time when Americans in particular may be increasingly ready to listen.
“I think often of the imprisoned, I think of them often, I carry them in my heart,” Pope Francis said at his general audience yesterday, in the latest of his weekly teachings on the works of mercy.
Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile, says the nuns “are the city’s uplifted arms to intercede before God for all of us, especially those who are suffering the most.”
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