March 19, 2015

Gay and transgender inmates invited to lunch with Pope Francis during prison visit

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on March 18, 2015.  Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on March 18, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Max Rossi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-POPE-TRANSGENDER, originally transmitted on March 19, 2015.

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(RNS) The pope insisted on lunch, which will be prepared by the prisoners, some of whom will come from two other detention centers.