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Pope Kisses The Feet Of Prisoners And Muslims

You might describe it as "Christ-like."

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For years as Archbishop, Pope Francis celebrated a feet-washing mass, which commemorates Christ's washing of the disciples feet at the Last Supper.


Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio humbled himself before of a shelter for drug users during Holy Thursday Mass in 2008


Pope Francis told the prisoners: "This is a symbol, it is a sign — washing your feet means I am at your service."

Osservatore Romano / Reuters

The Pope continued: "Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart. I do this with my heart because it is my duty, as a priest and bishop I must be at your service."