Monday, March 25, 2013

The People’s Pontiff, Pope Francis, to Wash Feet of Young Inmates at Juvenile Penal Institution Holy Thursday.

Holy Thursday 2008, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) visited a rehabilitation center in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he washed the feet of 12 recovering drug addicts.  Image courtesy of Good Sheperd's Church Mullassery.
Holy Thursday 2008, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) visited a rehabilitation center in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he washed the feet of 12 recovering drug addicts. Image courtesy of Good Sheperd's Church Mullassery.
“VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has decided to celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in a Rome juvenile detention facility and wash the feet of some of the young detainees.
It marks a change in venue of the previously scheduled March 28 Holy Week event from St. Peter's Basilica to Rome's Casal del Marmo prison for minors.
While the practice of his predecessors has included washing the feet of priests or laypeople, the ceremony was normally held in either St. Peter's Basilica or the Basilica of St. John Lateran…..”

On Holy Thursday in 2008, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) washed the feet of twelve recovering drug addicts at a rehabilitation center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  In 2001, he visited a hospice where he washed and kissed the feet of twelve AIDS patients.  

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