Pope to Visit One of Latin America's Most Violent Prisons on Trip

Pope Francis will visit one of Latin America's most violent prisons during his trip to the continent of his birth in July. A program for the July 6-13 visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay showed that Francis will enter the notorious Palmasola prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on July 10, his last day in the country. He has called for a re-distribution of wealth and highlighted how issues such as climate change affect poorest countries most. The trip to Latin American, his second as pope, will give him a chance to emphasize his defense of the poor and his calls for social justice on his native continent.
Speaking out in defense of the poor and downtrodden has been a major plank of Francis's papacy. He has called for a re-distribution of wealth and highlighted how issues such as climate change affect poorest countries most.



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