Inmates celebrate early Christmas with prayers, entertainment

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MORE than 700 prison inmates at the Correctional facilities at Bomana in Port Moresby spent a day in prayer and entertainment, recalling the birth of Jesus and celebrating an early Christmas.
Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, visited the facilities for the first time.
The inmates of the maximum security were joined by females, juveniles and those in minimum security. Among the inmates were two refugees.
Commanding officer Chief Superintendent Haraha Keko expressed his gratitude for the spiritual benefit received by the inmates through the involvement of Catholic Church.
He was especially grateful for the weekly visits and catechism sessions of the Missionaries of Charity.
He highlighted the need to offer innovative programmes that would prepare the inmates make the necessary adjustments for their return to society.
“We believe in giving life a second chance,” Keko said.

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