La Plata, Argentina, Jul 7, 2016 / 23:03 pm
A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted by inmates at Batán prison.
The statue, located next to the prison warden's office, was blessed at a June 24 ceremony with Bishop Antonio Marino of Mar del Plata.
"Make us who enjoy the gift of freedom instruments of peace, unity, mercy, tolerance and justice to our brothers deprived of freedom. Implore your Divine Son for the power of the Holy Spirit for us to become humble messengers of your love," Bishop Marino prayed before the statue of the Virgin, which he then sprinkled with holy water.