There is no person who cannot be touched by God, said Pope Francis to the prison inmates. “United to you and with you today, I want to reiterate once more the confidence that Jesus urges us to have: the mercy that embraces everyone and is found in every corner of the world,” said Pope Francis.
While speaking to the inmates in Ciudad Juárez’s prison, the Pope reminded the prisoners that though they chose a path in prison, still there is hope that they and society could be changed.
The Holy Father noted that prisons served as a sign of “the silence and omissions” that does not support life and abandon its children. He told that Jesus’ approach towards the hungry, homeless and prisoner was an expression of the core of God’s mercy.
He advised them by saying that celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy it meant “not to be prisoners of the past,” but rather to “open the door to the future” and believe that changes were possible.