Pope francis to celebrate Holy Communion With gay and transgender prison inmates
The Holy Father has made an official statement announcing that he will be visiting a prison in Naples to have lunch with gay and transgender inmates, including inmates infect with HIV. In the statement released from the Vatican the pope is scheduled to also hold the feast of Holy Communion with the inmates during his visit to Naples on Saturday 21st of March.
The pope insisted that the inmates should prepare lunch for him during his visit. Pope Francis in an interview recently stated that he cannot judge anyone, when asked if a gay man could become a priest. Pope Francis is also slated to wash the feet of poor inmates at a facility near Rome.
The head of the prison ministry where the pope will be visiting, in a statement to the Vatican radio, says she is excited that the pope will be meeting the prison inmates individually. The prison visit is part of a busy day for the pope in the sprawling Italian city 150 miles south of Rome.