- May 24, 2020
A prison sentence without hope serves no purpose other than to stir feelings of revenge and anger in inmates who are looking for a second chance in life, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis says he has to have cataract surgery next year. Francis revealed the news as he bid farewell to prisoners at Rome’s Regina Coeli prison, after he performed the Holy Thursday ritual of washing the feet of 12 people.
As Pope Francis visits Rome’s Regina Coeli prison today for Holy Thursday, it calls to mind the first time a pope did so — St. Pope John XXIII, the day after Christmas in 1958.
Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 inmates at Rome’s central prison during a Holy Week ritual meant to show his willingness to serve others.