Pope Francis Washes Feet of 12 Elderly and Disabled People

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 elderly and disable people today, including the feet of a Muslim and — gasp! — a woman.

I love our loving pope.

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  • FW Ken

    I read a long article about how the pope, and all bishops ought to wash the feet of their priests as a sign of his paternal care, which is a good thing. However, the inclusion within the Maundy Thursday liturgy only dates to 1955, so perhaps the pope is pointing to an older tradition with a deeper meaning.

    The Church is to wash the feet of the world, in its poor and outcast primarily. I read yesterday (maybe at Deacon Greg’s about a new English bishop who has turned down the bishop’s house for rooms in the rectory of a poor parish. I don’t personally think we all should live like St. Francis, but more of us should, and the rest should be generous with those who do.

  • hamiltonr

    Note: I just made a decision. I’m not in the mood this year for a lot of hate-filled carrying on about washing women’s feet on Holy Thursday. I want to be close to Jesus today and think about what He did for us. I love Him and I’m grateful to Him beyond words. If you want to scratch and claw at other people over the big foot washing debate, go to some other blog.

  • pagansister

    This man is continuing to prove his love and caring. An excellent example for all, no matter their beliefs.