“He is a prisoner of our egoism, of our systems, of the many injustices . . . that punish the weak while the big fish swim freely,” the Pope said.
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He also spoke of reforms to the justice system.
“You have spoken of a justice system for reconciliation, a justice system of hope, of open doors, of new horizons,” he said. “This is no utopia. It can happen.”
Italy suffers from severe prison overcrowding and there are growing calls for reforms that would cut down on lengthy pre-trial detention.
© AFP 2013
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