Bogotá, Colombia, Sep 8, 2017 / 13:25 pm
Prison inmates from jails around Colombia prepared themselves spiritually for the Pope's visit to their country through prayers, letters, messages, and watching his arrival to their country on television.
Although the Pope Francis's Sept. 6-10 trip to Colombia does not include a visit to a penitentiary, the Pope's visit has been viewed as a sign of peace and serenity for persons deprived of their liberty.
The trip holds even more special meaning for those who have asked that the government consider the Jubilee Law, through which inmates with minor offenses are granted a reduction of their sentence.
Encouraged through the country's Catholic Penitentiary Ministry and the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute, inmates of the various prison centers throughout the country prepared spiritually for the Pope's visit.