Pope Francis to meet with detainees at the Rebibbia Prison and celebrate the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper with them

Pope Francis during the Washing of the Feet ceremony last Holy Thursday 2014 – AFP

01/04/2015 11:18
(Vatican Radio) On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis travels across Rome to meet with detainees at the Rebibbia Prison and celebrate the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper with them. During the liturgy, which recalls Jesus’ last supper with his disciples on the day before his Crucifixion, the Pope will wash the feet of 12 inmates selected from Rebibbia’s male and female detention centres.It’s not the first time that Pope Francis has performed this gesture of service outside the traditional setting of a church or basilica: on Holy Thursday 2013, shortly after his election, he went to Rome’s Casal del Marmo juvenile detention centre, where he washed the feet of young male and female offenders Last year, he presided over the Mass and foot-washing ritual at a rehabilitation facility for the elderly and people with disabilities on the outskirts of the city.

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