Via the National Catholic Reporter:
Pope Francis reportedly will have lunch Saturday with about 90 prisoners, including 10 from a prison ward for transgender and gay prisoners and those who suffer from AIDS, as part of a visit to the southern Italian city of Naples. The prisoners won their spots after a raffle among some 1,900 detainees, according to a report posted late Tuesday on the Italian news website Vatican Insider. That article refers to a separate report made on the matter by Tv2000, an Italian television network operated by the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference and known for broadcasting most papal events. According to the Vatican Insider report, the pontiff’s lunch with the prisoners will be cooked by the prisoners themselves and will include detainees from two nearby institutions.
(Tipped by JMG reader Eric)