The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will wash the feet of young refugees at a Rome center for asylum seekers on Holy Thursday.
The Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the Holy Father will take place at the Castelnuovo di Porto Center, north of Rome. The Pope is likely to wash the feet of women as well as men, and possibly some non-Catholics.
For the last three years, the Pope has visited prisons to celebrate the Mass. It will also be the first time the Pope performs the washing-of-the-feet ritual since he issued an instruction to allow “all the people of God” to take part, not only men.