Pope asks prisoners to ‘take a step each day’ with God’s help
Catholic World News - July 07, 2014
Late in the afternoon of his daylong apostolic journey to Molise, Pope Francis was driven from Castelpetroso to Isernia, a town of 20,000, where he visited the local prison.
Emphasizing that all are sinners, Pope Francis told the prisoners that “what is important is not to stand still-- when water is still it becomes stagnant-- but walking, taking a step every day, with the help of the Lord. God is Father, he is mercy, he always loves us. If we seek him, he welcomes us and he forgives us.”
“He lifts us up and gives us back our dignity fully,” the Pope continued. “God does not forget us … With this confidence, we can walk, day by day. And with this faithful love which accompanies us, hope will not be dashed.”
Before praying a Hail Mary with the prisoners, the Pope said that when he meets a prisoner, he asks himself, “Why him and not me? … It is a mystery.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($31,169 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!