(ANSA) - Vatican City, April 8 - Pope Francis will wash the
feet of disabled and elderly people in the traditional Holy
Thursday Mass at a Catholic charity in Rome on April 17, the
Vatican said Tuesday.
Francis, who has gained popularity by his humble, homey
style, plain living, concern for those left behind by capitalism
and his plans to reform a scandal-hit Church, made headlines at
last year's pre-Easter ritual by washing the feet of juvenile
offenders including female Muslims.
This year's Holy Thursday liturgy, which recalls Jesus
washing the feet of his apostles shortly before the Crucifixion,
will take place at the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi in Via Casal
del Marmo in the Italian capital.