Thursday, March 21, 2013

Benedict's Moving 2011 Prison Visit (H/T Amy Welborn)

Earlier today I highlighted Benedict 2007 visit to the same youth detention center Pope Francis will be celebrating Holy Thursday Mass at next week. However, Amy Welborn reminds me on Twitter that Benedict also made an emotionally charged visit to a prison in 2011.

While not the same juvenile facility, the visit was no less notable. There Benedict held an extraordinary Question and Answer session with inmates. The transcript of his answers is here.

There is also video of the visit. One doesn't need to know Italian to be touched by it.

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