Pope replies to letter from former gang member

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A convicted juvenile in California found out first-hand how merciful Pope Francis can be towards prisoners.

A convicted juvenile in California found out first-hand how merciful Pope Francis can be towards prisoners.

18-year-old Carlos Vazquez Junior wrote a letter to the pope from his juvenile lockup, asking for forgiveness.

Vazquez is a former gang member, serving an 11-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter.

Pope Francis wrote him back, saying he was praying for him.

Vazquez says the pope's letter helped him regain his will to live.
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