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Pope Will Wash The Feet of Twelve Inmates

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Pope Will Wash The Feet of Twelve Inmates

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will wash the feet of twelve inmates in the Civitavecchia prison, on the outskirts of Rome.

The prison chaplain thanked the Pope for “choosing once again the peripheries to send a message of closeness and hope.”

It will be the sixth time that Pope Francis has celebrated the Holy Thursday ceremony in a prison. In 2019, he washed the feet of twelve prisoners in Velletri. In 2018, it was in the Regina Coeli prison. In 2017, he did it in Paliano. In 2015, it was with the prisoners from Rebibbia. And in 2013, his first time as pope, he celebrated it at the Casal del Marmo juvenile center.

It is a tradition that he started as the bishop of Buenos Aires.

In 2021, instead of going to a correctional center, he visited Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was facing several alleged corruption charges. And in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, he suspended all his public activities.

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