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.
Pope replies to letter from former gang member