Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese at the Luanda Central Prison (CCL). Credit: Luanda Archdiocese

Catholic Archbishop in Angola Laments Poor “conditions for inmates”, Cautions against “institutional revenge”

Mar 28, 2024

Archbishop Filomeno do Nascimento Vieira Dias of Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese has urged authorities in the Southern African nation to ensure the welfare of inmates by improving their working and living conditions.

Pope Francis at his Angelus address at the Vatican, Dec. 11, 2022. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis to Ask Heads of State to Pardon Prisoners as Christmas Gesture

Dec 12, 2022

Pope Francis will send a letter to the world’s heads of state asking them to pardon prisoners, the Vatican announced Monday.

Pope Francis kisses prisoners’ feet at Rome’s Regina Coeli Prison. March 29, 2018. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Scheduled to Wash Feet of 12 Prisoners on Holy Thursday 2022

Apr 13, 2022

The pope will visit the prison of Civitavecchia, outside Rome.

Members of the Association of Sisterhood's of Kenya (AOSK) in the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar during the celebration of the International Women's Day at Lodwar Women's Prison. / AOSK Lodwar Diocese

Catholic Nuns in Kenya Boost Prisoners’ Confidence in Women’s Day Celebrations in Lodwar

Mar 8, 2021

Hope reigned behind the heavy walls of Lodwar Women Prison on Saturday, March 6 when Catholic Nuns belonging to various Religious Orders in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Lodwar visited the correctional facility, bringing it to life on the celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD).

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus broadcast from the Apostolic Palace March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

'COVID-19 knows no borders': Pope Francis Calls for Global Ceasefire

Mar 30, 2020

The pope urged nations in conflict to respond to an appeal made by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 23 for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” to “focus together on the true fight of our lives,” the “battle” against the coronavirus.