Monday, April 8, 2013

We are young and made mistakes

Teens in LA prison thank Pope for example of love
Pope Francis washes the foot of a prison inmate during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper at Rome's Casal del Marmo prison for minors. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
After hearing about Pope Francis washing the feet of juvenile detainees Holy Thursday, imprisoned youth in Los Angeles wrote letters to the Pontiff thanking him for giving them hope. Catholic News Agency reports:

"Thank you for washing the feet of youth like us in Italy," one prisoner wrote, "We are also young and made mistakes. Society has given up on us, thank you that you have not given up on us."

Pope Francis made headlines recently after deciding to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass on March 28 at Casal del Marmo youth detention centre in Rome, instead of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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