All Things Considered ran this Arun Rath story about the Pontiff’s stop at Palmasola, part of a tour through Latin America.
Palmasola is the biggest jail in Bolivia, and has become famous after news reports exposed corruption and violence permitted by the guards in exchange for bribes.
The papal visit was chronicled in a video, below.
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Yesterday President Barack Obama attended the funeral service of the slain pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston SC, the Revd Clementa Pinckney. He delivered the Revd Pickney’s eulogy. The president’s message lasted a little over three minutes. In conclusion the president lead the congregation in a verse of Amazing Grace.
Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast, a selection:
… part of what I want to touch on today is the degree to which we’ve seen professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good, but also twisted and misused in the name of evil.
As we speak, around the world, we see faith inspiring people to lift up one another — to feed the hungry and care for the poor, and comfort the afflicted and make peace where […]