In all, 150 confessionals were built in three Portuguese prisons, with the aim of valuing the professional skills of prisoners and contributing to their reintegration into society.
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The men who met Pope Francis are inmates of a low-security prison, part of the Rebibbia complex located in Rome’s east suburb. The prison caters to those with addictive disorders and includes a treatment center and program for inmates with substance dependence.
Archbishop Kondrusiewicz called on the government of Belarus to allow priests to visit imprisoned protesters earlier this week and appealed to the country’s interior minister to release the detainees.
In his homily, the pope spoke about each person’s election by God, from before his or her birth, to be a servant and child of God.
Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, and Falun Gong members have also been imprisoned for their faith in China, and should be released, Ambassador Sam Brownback said.
The Holy Father focused on visiting the sick and the imprisoned at Nov. 9 audience.
Makes request at special jubilee for inmates, but the Holy Father has yet to visit or pardon 'Vatileaks' priest, currently serving an 18 month sentence in a Vatican jail.
Bishops' backing follows two major pro-life demonstrations in which the episcopal conference chose not to participate.
The cardinal-archbishop of Westminster spoke to a gathering of prison chaplains about the need for the Church to support former prisoners upon their release and work for humane conditions in prisons.
Carlos Adrian Vazquez Jr., now 18, said the touching note gave him hope in his future.