Here are our favorite quotes from Pope Francis’ visit to the Santa Cruz-Palmasola penitentiary on Saturday, July 11th:
The man standing before you is a man who has experienced forgiveness.
We can lose this dignity in so many ways. But Jesus is stubborn: he gave his very life to restore the identity we had lost.
This means putting aside a mentality which sees people as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but instead tries to focus on helping others. This will help to create better conditions for everyone. It will give dignity, provide motivation, and make us all better people.
We take these statements by Pope Francis to heart as we reflect prepare for the Year of Mercy – 2016. Read the full message by Pope Francis on his visit here>