Chihuahua, Mexico, May 8, 2018 / 12:55 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Bishop José Guadalupe Torres Campos of Ciudad Juárez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on 15 inmates at the prison that Pope Francis visited in 2016.
The May 4 ceremony at the Social Readaptation Center No. 3. was organized by the prison ministry of Ciudad Juarez with the support of the prosecutor's office.
The prison ministry helps prepare inmates who want to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation.
Relatives were permitted to attend the ceremony. The Attorney General's Office of the State of Chihuahua assured that the ceremony was conducted “under all necessary security measures and with complete respect for freedom of worship.”
The Attorney General's Office also stated that “this type of activity” is carried out in accordance with the Law on Prison Sentences, “which provides that every inmate must be treated with dignity by the prison staff.”