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Some photographs of Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez disseminated by the dictatorship of Nicaragua in November 2023.

Nicaraguan dictatorship releases new photos, video of imprisoned Bishop Álvarez

Nov 30, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

In response to demands for proof that Bishop Rolando Álvarez is still alive, Nicaraguan officials released new images of the... Read more

Pope Francis washes the feet of 12 young men and women, inmates at Casal del Marmo juvenile detention center on Rome’s outskirts, during a Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Pope Francis washes feet of young inmates on Holy Thursday 2023

Apr 6, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 young men and women, inmates at a juvenile prison in Rome, during a... Read more

Supporters of Pastor Saeed Abedini kneel to pray at a prayer vigil and rally in Washington, D.C.

Social media campaign calls for pastor's release from Iranian prison

Nov 22, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

More than 3,000 people used social media on Nov. 21 to call for the release of a pastor imprisoned in... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013.

Pope celebrates Mass with hosts made by Argentine prisoner

Aug 15, 2013

Since July 18, Pope Francis has been celebrating Mass each day in the chapel at St. Martha's Residence with hosts... Read more

Pope Francis appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica just after his March 13, 2013 election.

Vatican did not expect Pope to visit youth prison

Mar 28, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican officials thought Pope Francis would only celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, but an invitation from a... Read more


Pope Francis to offer hope by washing young inmates' feet

Mar 27, 2013

Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile detention center on Holy Thursday is... Read more