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Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

The Francis effect takes hold at a notorious Bolivian prison

Jul 28, 2015

Pope Francis’ July 10 visit to a prison in Bolivia was just one of several dozen events over the course... Read more

Pope Francis before the Eucharistic celebration in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Turin on June 21, 2015.

A wish granted – Pope meets with young prisoners in Turin

Jun 22, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was... Read more

Bishop condemns acts of torture detailed in damning Senate report

Dec 10, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Beatings. Sleep deprivation. Death by hypothermia. Isolation. A Senate report released Tuesday exposed a dark underbelly of the CIA’s Detention... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

God is a 'master of reintegration,' Pope assures prisoners

Jun 21, 2014

In the first major meeting of his 12-hour pastoral visit to the Calabria region of southern Italy today, Pope Francis... Read more

Open Bible by Petr Kratochvil

Pope Francis will give Gospels to the imprisoned for Holy Week

Apr 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Holy See announced earlier today that those incarcerated at the Roman prison “Regina Coeli” will receive a pocket-sized copy... Read more

Five Mualimm-ak of the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement speaks about solitary confinement in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2014.

Dangers of solitary confinement highlighted at DC event

Mar 4, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Former prisoners, legal advocates and United Nations officials spoke out in Washington, D.C., against the use of solitary confinement for... Read more