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Pope washes inmates’ feet at Mass of Lord’s Supper


Pope Francis celebrates the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday in a prison near Rome, washing the feet of 12 inmates.

By Devin Watkins

This is the fifth time that Pope Francis has chosen to celebrate the Mass in Coena Domini at a prison.

Travelling to the south of Rome on Holy Thursday afternoon, the Pope celebrated this year’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper in the prison of Velletri.

The “District House of Velletri” is a medium-security facility that houses 577 inmates, 60% of whom are foreigners.

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