PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Pope Francis delivered a message to inmates at a correctional facility here: It is a “lie that no one can change.”
Articles tagged “prisoners”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Since his election in 2013, the pope has met with inmates on a number of occasions and highlighted the need for society to have a more caring approach to prisoners and people on society’s periphery.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The prisoners’ children will have a midday meeting with Francis and be given colored kites.
WASHINGTON (RNS) An interfaith coalition is urging Congress to end solitary confinement, which they said is a “harmful, costly, and ineffective practice.'' By Chris Lisee.
AUSTIN, Tex. (RNS) Laura Kaeppeler travels nonstop, wears stylish new outfits daily and attracts TV crews in every city she visits as the reigning Miss America. But the glamorous appearances go for a most unglamorous cause: a faith-based platform for the 2.7 million kids who have an incarcerated parent. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison Fellowship founder and former Nixon aide Chuck Colson was memorialized Wednesday (May 16) at Washington National Cathedral in a service steeped in Scripture and prayers about prison and redemption. By Adelle M. Banks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Behind high walls and barbed wire, the inmates of Muslim and pagan faiths are most likely to have extreme religious views and be the least assisted by religious volunteers, according to a snapshot of how chaplains view religious life behind bars released Thursday (March 22). By Adelle M. Banks.