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India’s Franciscans to seek freedom for 1,000 prisoners

February 26, 2016

India’s Franciscans have agreed to seek the release of at least 1,000 prisoners during the jubilee year of mercy.

Negotiating with civil officials, the Franciscans will focus on those “who languish in jails for years charged with minor crimes such thefts,” according to the online news site MattersIndia.com.

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