Prisoners use lunch with Pope Francis to escape
Two prisoners have escaped from a lunch with Pope Francis. They remain at large. It is unlikely the Pope will change his habits of visiting prisoners.
Two prisoners have escaped during a lunch with Pope Francis.
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) -- Two prisoners from the Italian town of Napoli used a lunch meeting with Pope Francis as a chance to escape. The prisoners were part of a group of 20 that was invited to a lasagna lunch with the Holy Father in the city of Bolonga on Oct. 1.
Volunteers noticed two of the prisoners were missing and alerted police. The escaped inmates have not been found. The prisoners were housed in a facility that holds prisoners for rehabilitation as well as people who are considered a danger to society. It is unknown if the escapees were in the facility for rehabilitation or because they were dangerous.
At no time was Pope Francis in danger.
Pope Francis routinely meets with prisoners as well as people who are often disenfranchised and ignored by society. He is fond of meeting the poor, the homeless, and the sick and disabled. His meetings have been scrutinized by some who are concerned he could be putting himself into unnecessary danger. Pope Francis is also fond of mingling with crowds and stopping to visit and bless people along his routes.
Despite these concerns, no danger has ever come to the Holy Father. No attempts have been made to harm him. On the contrary, great blessings undoubtedly come from his mingling with the people. His meetings with the disenfranchised inspire others to do likewise, and encourages people to be merciful toward others.
Jesus asked people to visit the sick and the imprisoned, and He led by example. Pope Francis is doing the same. May we all have the courage to follow.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2018
Say 'No' to Corruption. That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
This prayer of St. Patrick called "St. Patrick's Breast-Plate" was composed as he prepared for his most important battles against the ... continue reading
Some 100,000 Irish pro-life advocates took to the streets across the country on Saturday to oppose legalizing abortion in the Republic of ... continue reading
A British court ruled Tuesday that physicians can stop providing life support, against his parents' wishes, to Alfie Evans, a 21-month old ... continue reading
The magical realm of Narnia is the setting of C. S. Lewis' beloved children's book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There, four ... continue reading
The Council of Europe's Moneyval committee has praised the Holy See's financial intelligence unit, the Financial Information Authority, in ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 HD Video
- Saint Patrick Calls All Christians to be Missionaries to this Age
- Daily Reading for Monday, March 19th, 2018 HD Video
- St. Joseph: Saint of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2018
- 'Living Lent': Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent - Day 34
- Daily Readings for Monday, March 19, 2018
- 'Living Lent': Sunday of the Fifth Week of Lent - Day 33
- Daily Reading for Sunday, March 18th, 2018 HD
- The Earth is Dying: Human impact continues to shape the future of the planet HD
- Thousands of students walk out of schools to protest gun violence HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, March 17th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education