Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AMERICA/COLOMBIA – The pandemic has aggravated overcrowding and unhealthy conditions in prisons
Bogota – The National Secretariat of the Social Pastoral Care – Colombian Caritas is following with deep concern the complex health emergency that has in particular affected the prisons in the country. The Catholic Church has long denounced the critical situation in prisons, without any progress in the promised solutions. In the statement sent to Fides, Mgr. Héctor Fabio Henao, Director of the SNPS-CC, notes “with pain, that the pandemic has aggravated the overcrowding and unhealthy conditions already present in these centers. Therefore, reclling the words of the Lord in the Gospel, the SNPS-CC asks all of us to be sensitive to the drama they are experiencing and to visit them with our solidarity”.