(CATHOLA)

Pope washes feet of inmates on Holy Thursday




Pope Francis has once again washed the feet of inmates on Holy Thursday, repeating a bold measure that surprised many when he first did it at the beginning of his papacy in 2013.

Among 12 inmates, the Holy Father washed the feet of three women, which caused something of a stir among some traditionalists when Francis did it three years ago. One inmate was also a Muslim who will be baptized in June, Catholic News Agency reported.

The gesture is classic Francis: Focusing on the marginalized, emphasizing mercy and subtly breaking down barriers.



“Having loved his people who were in the world, he loved them to the end. God loves like this, to the end,” the Pope, according to CNA. “He gives life to each one of us and he boasts of this because he has love, and to love until the end isn’t easy.”

“We are all sinners and we all have limits and defects.”

ETWN broadcast schedule

(Eastern time zone)

Friday:

11:00 a.m.: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion from Rome

2:30 p.m.: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.

6:30 p.m.: Stations of the Cross from the Coliseum in Rome

Saturday:

2:30 p.m.: Easter Vigil Mass from Rome

8:00 p.m.: Easter Vigil Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.

Sunday:

4:00 a.m.: Solem Mass of Easter from Rome

6:00 a.m.: Pope’s Urbi Et Orbi Easter message from St. Peter’s Square in Rome

12:00 p.m.: Easter Sunday Mass from Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in D.C.