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Pope’s Panettonis for Prisoners

350 Tasty Cakes Going to Rebibbia Prison

Nobody wants to be in prison — especially at Christmas — but Pope Francis is sending a greeting to inmates of Rebibbia prison in Rome, in the form of 350 panettoni cakes. The cakes are an Italian holiday tradition enjoyed not only in Italy but by persons of Italian descent around the world.

According to L’Osservatore Romano, Italian authorities are addressing the needs of the hungry by working to make sure surplus bread it distributed to persons in need.


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