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.
- Indian Franciscans to free thousand prisoners in Mercy Year (MattersIndia.com)
- The Franciscans: "In the Jubilee Year, freedom for a thousand prisoners" (Fides)
- Association of Franciscan Families of India