Pope Francis: Encountering Christ in Prison

In a departure from tradition which has drawn both acclaim and criticism, Pope Francis celebrated the  Holy Thursday Mass not at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, as was expected, but at a Roman juvenile prison, Casal del Marmo—where he washed the feet of twelve detainees including two girls and two Muslims.It was not as the world expected; but then, Francis has daily shown himself to be a pope of surprises.  In his humble liturgy, he reminded us that we encounter Christ in the imprisoned, an … [Read more...]

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