VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met with 200 Italian prison chaplains on Oct. 23, asking them to tell the imprisoned that they are in his prayers and to remind them that Jesus Christ is with them.
“Tell them that I pray for them, I pray to the Lord and to the Virgin that they may positively overcome this difficult period in their lives, and that they are not discouraged, that they do not close themselves up, because the Lord is near them,” he said Oct. 23 at the Vatican’s Paul VI hall.
“No cell is so isolated that it may exclude the Lord,” he added.
“He does not stay outside their cells, but instead he is inside with them. He too is still a prisoner, even today. He is a prisoner of our...READ MORE