Sunday, December 29, 2013

Letter to Pope Francis

Irma L. Muñiz and Family
4833 Saratoga Blvd. #336
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Telephone: (409) 363-1878 Email:

                                                            December 9, 2013

His Holiness Pope Francis
Apostolic Palace                                
00120 Vatican City

                        Re: Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz 40288-115

Your Holiness:

You are a man of prayer and a just man.  I write in supplication for your spiritual influence to help free my husband, Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz, who has been unjustly incarcerated for nearly twenty years.  At 71 years of age, he is serving a sentence of life without parole in Texas.

My husband’s health conditions are degenerative, and he uses a wheelchair the majority of the time.  He has submitted an application for early release under a new "Compassionate Release Program" and we pray for a positive outcome.  A word from you would be very helpful in the cause of his being released and we humbly ask for your intercession.

Ramiro "Ramsey" became a attorney and activist who defended civil and human rights. At age 30 he ran for Governor of Texas. Although he was not elected, he awakened political consciousness and made positive contributions to the lives of all, especially Mexican Americans and Hispanics, seeking justice through political representation. Subsequently, malicious charges and persecutions were made to put him away, and sadly were all too successful.

Pastor Reverend Dr. R.L. Uzzel stated, "Wrong perceptions, judgments, mistakes, and withholding evidence contributed to his convictions." Dr. Andres Guerrero, a graduate of Harvard School of Divinity, shares this view. He is writing a book about Muñiz’s history, imprisonment, and spirituality. 

I am convinced of my husband’s innocence, and I have worked with others for twenty years to obtain freedom and justice for Ramsey Muñiz. My family loves and supports him. Catholic priest Father Juan Romero of California has written three times to President Obama. Other religious leaders, national organizations, and congressmen have also supported our efforts.

From his imprisonment, Ramsey watched you washing the feet of prisoners.  You showed your loving tenderness, humility, forgiveness, compassion, mercy, suffering, and love. This act gives us hope for his return to his family and community.

Information which can help you advocate on behalf of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz with President Obama can be accessed at For additional information, go to and If you wish to contact my husband directly, you may write him at the following address in Beaumont, Texas:
Ramiro R. Mu
ñiz #40288-115 / FCC Beaumont-Medium / P.O. Box 26040 / Beaumont, TX  77720.

                                                            In spiritual unity with you and God's family,

                                                            Irma L. Muñiz and Family

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