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Pope writes to Argentina inmate thanking her for hosts used during Masses

2013-08-19

Officials with the Prison Pastoral Care of Buenos Aires launched a workshop to have inmates make the hosts used during Eucharistic celebrations in their region.   

But for several weeks now, Pope Francis has celebrated Mass at Santa Marta with the hosts made by Gaby, one of the inmates taking part in the program. 

The woman sent the hosts as a gift, along with a personal letter where she described her story. 

 The Pope was moved by her letter and responded with his very own, handwritten letter to thank her for the hosts. In it, he assured her that he keeps the photos she sent him and that he prays for her. Gaby said she felt comforted and encouraged to reclaim her life. 

Pope Francis had previously said that, as his time allowed, he would respond personally to as many people that wrote to him as possible. Gaby's letter is now evidence of that. 


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