Year of Youth 2018

Wanted: More People To Wash Feet

Last edited 2nd April 2013

Wanted: More People To Wash Feet

Last week Pope Francis chose to carry out the Holy Thursday ritual of “washing feet” in a special way by presiding at the mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Casal del Marmo Youth Detention Centre in Rome.

Why celebrate Mass with these teens? Mostly because they are forgotten and vulnerable. When imprisoned, people lose their freedom. And most of the time, we simply forget about them. Without a Charles Manson or other “behind bars” prison documentary now and again, we forget about people who spend endless days in prison cells.

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