Benedict XVI to Make Advent Visit to Roman Prison

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 23, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will visit Rome’s Rebibbia Prison next month, the Vatican announced today.

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The Pope will spend part of the morning of Dec. 18, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, at the prison. 

At 10 a.m. in the prison’s central church, he will meet with the detainees and answer their questions. At 11:30, he will bless a tree planted in memory of the visit, and then return to the Vatican.

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