«Today I am a sinner like you.» Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners in an Italian prison

The Pope on March 29, Holy Thursday Catholic Easter week, washed the feet of 12 prisoners in an Italian prison Regina Coeli. This was reported by «Vatican Radio».

It was the Italians, Filipinos, Moroccans, Moldavian, Nigerian and a citizen of Sierra Leone. Eight of them are Catholics, one Orthodox, the other – Muslims and Buddhists.

In his homily the Pontiff said that washing his disciples ‘ feet, Jesus showed that to be a good leader, you need to be able to serve.

«Jesus turns the historical, cultural custom of that era, and ours too: to be a good leader, one who commands, must serve. Often think about that – not about the present time, because everyone is still alive and can change, so can’t judge, but about the history – if many kings, emperors, heads of state understood this teaching of Jesus and instead of ordering, to be cruel, to kill people doing what he taught, how many wars could have been avoided!.. Today I am a sinner like you and I represent Jesus, I am the messenger of Jesus,» the Pope said.

It is noted that Holy mass the Pope celebrated on the throne, who brought a gift to this prison. The throne is made in the form of bronze sculptures, depicting the shepherd takes the lamb, tangled in the undergrowth. «Radio Vatican» reported that the song was created by the sculptor, Fiorenzo Bacci on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, and November 12, 2016 gave it to Francis.

In 2016, Pope Francis washed the feet of the migrants in the shelter for refugees near Rome, and in 2017, former Italian mafia.




«Today I am a sinner like you.» Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners in an Italian prison 31.03.2018

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