Some of the letters read, Dear Pope Francis:
"Tonight we pray for all victims of violence. The families of people we have hurt need healing.”
Another says, "You inspire me. I promise to be sober.”
"I hope I will be given a second chance and receive a blessing from you.”
In response, Pope Francis recently sent a personal thank you letter, signed directly by him, where he asks the director of the JRJI program to 'Please tell the young people that I am remembering them in my prayers.'