By ZENIT Staff

Pope Francis on Sunday, March 29, offered thoughts for persons confined in groups due to the coronavirus pandemic. He made special mention of those in prison.

His comments came after praying the midday Angelus from the Library of the Apostolic Vatican Palace.

“At this moment, my thought goes especially to all those people suffering the vulnerability of being constrained to live in a group: rest homes, barracks . . . I would like to mention particularly persons in prisons,” Francis said. “I read an official note of the Human Rights Commission, which speaks of overcrowded prisons, which could become a tragedy. I ask the Authorities to be sensitive to this grave problem and to take the necessary measures to avoid future tragedies.”

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