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Cardinal Tagle brings ‘Year of Mercy’ to prison

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila visits inmates at the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City in December 2015. (Photo: Caritas Manila)

MANILA, March 17, 2016— The Holy Year of Mercy will also open at a detention center in Manila’s Quiapo district – with no less than Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle presiding.

The prelate will open a Holy Door at a chapel inside the Manila City Jail on Wednesday, March 23.

He will be joined by Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, as part of the Church’s observance of the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.

Cathedrals around the world opened their Holy Doors last December to start the celebration intended to show a more merciful side of the Church— something the pontiff has championed since he became pope.

Tagle had enjoined the faithful not only to enter through the Holy Doors of cathedrals and basilicas but also to go through “doors of charity” of the homeless, the poor, the sick, and the imprisoned.

He said those who are incarcerated still need support, and through Caritas Manila’s Restorative Justice Program, pastoral care is extended to the inmates.

After the opening of the holy door, Tagle will preside over a Mass with the inmates of the Manila City Jail at 9 a.m.

Fr. Bobby dela Cruz of Manila archdiocese’s Restorative Justice Ministry stressed the significance of the event in reaching out to people behind bars.

“We are doing this to let them to show that we are with them in this Year of Mercy and so that they also become instruments of compassion to others,” dela Cruz said. (Roy Lagarde/CBCPNews)

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