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Pope prays for those in overcrowded prisons, who are especially vulnerable in pandemic


Before beginning his daily Mass, the pope prayed for inmates in overcrowded prisons, a serious problem in many parts of the world.

POPE FRANCIS
I would like us to pray today for the problem of overcrowding in prisons. Where there is overcrowding—so many people in one place—there is the danger, during this pandemic, of a serious catastrophe.

He also prayed for authorities in charge of prison systems, so they can find fair and creative solutions to the problem.

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