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Pope Francis has spoken about war and his In Coena Domini Mass with prisoners on Thursday in an interview with La Repubblica newspaper

Pope Francis has spoken about war and his In Coena Domini Mass with prisoners on Thursday in an interview with La Repubblica newspaper

Pope to La Repubblica newspaper: ‘World must stop lords of war’

13/04/2017 10:02

Pope Francis granted an interview with the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, published Thursday morning, in which he spoke about why he always celebrates the Mass of the Lord's Supper with prisoners and about the current “terrible world war being fought piecemeal”

Deacon Thaddeus Horbowy holds the pair of boots Bobby Penny made for Pope Francis

Deacon Thaddeus Horbowy holds the pair of boots Bobby Penny made for Pope Francis

'Boots for the Pope' - Retired US prison chaplain

13/01/2017 09:37

"He made boots for the Pope and was released from prison." This is the story of Bobby Penny, the first prison inmate taken under the care of Deacon Thaddeus Horbowy, a retired prison chaplain for the US Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Pope Francis has appealed for an improvement in the treatment and conditions of prisoners

Pope Francis has appealed for an improvement in the treatment and conditions of prisoners

'Prison conditions are heart-wrenching': Retired US prison chaplain

07/01/2017 10:44

In a deadly week for prison inmates, Pope Francis has appealed for a reform of prisons and an improvement in prison conditions.  In an interview, Deacon Thaddeus Horbowy, a retired prison chaplain for the United States Federal Bureau of Corrections, said the Pope's appeal is long overdue.

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Pope Francis celebrates a Jubilee mass for prisoners in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican 6 November 2016.

Pope Francis to prisoners: Never lose hope in God’s mercy

06/11/2016 15:26

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Sunday for the Jubilee for Prisoners in Saint Peter’s Basilica, during which he reminded prison detainees to never lose hope, or fall into the temptation that they can never be forgiven.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica for the Jubilee of Prisoners

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica for the Jubilee of Prisoners

Pope's homily for Jubilee of Prisoners

06/11/2016 10:25

Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated Mass for the Jubilee of Prisoners in St Peter's Basilica, telling those present, "by learning from past mistakes, you can open a new chapter of your lives." 

 

Pope Francis received a cross made by an inmate at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, during his pastoral visit to the country in February.

Pope Francis received a cross made by an inmate at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, during his pastoral visit to the country in February.

Pope Francis sends message to prison chaplains

01/06/2016 11:38

Pope Francis sent a Message to the participants of a European meeting of prison chaplains taking place in Strasbourg discussing radicalization in prisons.

 

International Prison Chaplains' Association holds Rome meeting to explore challenges facing minorities in jail

The European branch of IPCA, the International Prison Chaplains' Association, holds a meeting in Rome to explore challenges facing minorities in jail

Prison chaplains meet to discuss problems of minorities in jails

26/02/2016 16:49

The International Prison Chaplains Association, or IPCA, is holding a European conference in Rome next week to reflect on the particular challenges facing minorities within the prison system