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'God Does Not Tire of Forgiving,' Pope Tells Prisoners

Reminds Prisoners Lent Is a Time to Be Renewed, Reconcile

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“Dear brothers and sisters who are in prison, I encourage each one of you to live the Lenten Season as an occasion for reconciliation and renewal of your life, under the merciful gaze of the Lord, who never tires of forgiving.”
Pope Francis offered this message to the incarcerated after the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, on Sunday, February 18, 2018, the First Sunday of Lent.
“At the beginning of Lent, which is a journey of conversion and a struggle against evil, I wish to address special greetings to imprisoned persons,” said the Holy Father, who has reached out to and visited prisoners on several occasions.
Pope Francis highlighted Lent as a time of “reconciliation.”

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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