Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Christian community, arrived at a children’s prison in Italy and washed and kissed the feet of the teenage inmates.
Pope Francis, recovering from bronchitis, visited a prison on Thursday (April 6) in a youth prison on the outskirts of Rome.
He washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners, reiterating the tradition of Jesus’ humility.
Pope Francis is the first pope to include women and non-Catholics in this tradition of foot washing.
In this service held on Thursday, one prisoner was a Muslim from Senegal and two were women.
This tradition of kissing the feet of the prisoners is attributed to the incident of the Last Supper that Jesus spent with his fellow prisoners in the name of ‘Holy Thursday’.