Francis washed the feet of twelve disabled
Pope Francis washed the feet of twelve dscapacitados at Mass “Lord’s Supper” , which recalls the Last Supper before his crucifixion.
People belong to the Center for Disability St. Mary of Providence, managed by Carlo Gnocchi Foundation.
Those chosen were nine Italian, a Libyan Muslim, a young Cape Verdean and an Ethiopian woman.
Last year Francis had chosen minors detained in prison Casal del Marmo, in Rome.
The Pope mentioned the gesture of Jesus at the Last Supper when he washed the feet of his 12 apostles, explaining the historical significance of the ceremony.
“It is a gesture of farewell, is the legacy it leaves us. It is a server, and you have to be servants of one another, He has done this for love, and so you must love. Being servers in love,” Benedict said.
“Washing the feet is a symbolic gesture. What did the slaves, serfs. As the roads were dirt, when someone came to a house was necessary to wash the feet. Jesus makes a gesture of slave (to his 12 apostles).”