» 03/21/2013, 00.00
Pope Francis: 'washing of the feet' among inmates of 'Casal del Marmo' youth detention centre
Francis will visit the facility on the afternoon of Holy Thursday. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he celebrated In Coena Domini in a prison, a hospital or hospice for poor and marginalised people.
Pope: "The washing of the feet", "a gesture of love, of service" to remind us that "we must be servants of one another"
Francis celebrates "in Coena Domini" Mass at the Don Gnocchi Foundation. He washes and kisses the feet of 12 people of different ages, of different disabilities different religious affiliations, three foreigners and nine Italians.
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Francis celebrated the ‘Missa in coena Domini’ at a centre for asylum seekers. “Even today, here, there are two gestures: this, of all of us together, Muslims, Hindus, Catholics, Copts, Evangelical brothers and sisters – children of the same God – we want to live in peace, integrated.” Instead, “Three days ago, an act of war, of destruction in a European city, by people who do not want to live in peace.” But "Behind that [other] gesture, there are manufacturers, arms dealers who want blood, not peace; they want the war, not fraternity."
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Francis went to Rebibbia prison today for the ‘In Coena Domini’ Mass. “I too need to be washed by the Lord,” he said, so “pray for this during the Mass, that the Lord may wash away my dirt, that I may become more of a slave than you, more of a slave in the service of the people, as Jesus was.”
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