DALLAS, Texas- From the White House to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’, there's no doubt the U.S. is witnessing a papal takeover! But, even though, Pope Francis' busy schedule doesn't include any stops in the Lone Star State; that's not stopping people from receiving his message.
People from several religious backgrounds united in Dallas at the 'Rally for Dignity and Justice.'
“We believe in justice we believe in the unity of people, we believe that god has a greater destiny for you,” said one supporter.
Saturday 'Faith in Texas', a local movement for social justice, gathered on the steps of Dallas County Jail to answer the pope's call on incarceration.
“We're just standing in solidarity to lift up our brothers and sisters who are being targeted by our mass incarceration system that we have here in America,” Rev. Edwin Robinson told Newsfix.
People held hands in prayer and shared their stories about their loved ones who are serving time in jail, prison, or have been deported. Sentencing Project’s website reports 2.2 million people are currently incarcerated in the U.S.
“My hope is that they feel that they're not alone and that there is people standing with them and that we see them as human beings,” Robinson added.