Father Piotr, member of the team that visits Catholic prisoners in the Israeli prisons, reports on Christmas in Dekel prison on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

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Members of the prison ministry team (Sister Rosa, Father Piotr and Father Wander) visit the inmates at the time of Christmas in order to celebrate Mass. This year's Eucharist in Dekel prison was as always celebrated in simple but appropriate conditions, inside a classroom of the education department. In his homily, Father Piotr said: "We are here in order to remind you that the wall around the prison exists only for society. In God's eyes there is no such wall. Christmas reminds us about the great truth: God loves each one of us. We are precious and important for Him. May the newborn Jesus bless you and give you power and strength to face the daily challenges".