NEWS STORY: Pope Calls for Reduction of Prison Sentences in Holy Year Gesture

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c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II called Friday (June 30) for a wholesale reduction in prison sentences throughout the world as a Holy Year gesture to encourage inmates “to regret the evil” they have done and seek redemption. The 80-year-old Roman Catholic pontiff made the appeal in a message […]

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