Posts Tagged ‘Holy Thursday’

Pope to wash mafias’ feet on Thursday

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Pope Francis will wash the feet of inmates at a prison known for housing mafia turncoats on Holy Thursday. He has often denounced the mafia. He has declared them “excommunicated” and urged them to change their ways. Many mafia turncoats have done just that. Read more

Mass at South Dunedin basilica for first time since 2014

Friday, April 1st, 2016

On Holy Thursday, St Patrick’s Basilica in South Dunedin held its first public event in the building since its refurbishment began in 2014. Mass was celebrated despite the $2.6 million project not yet being complete. Continue reading

Why foot-washing still shocks us

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Foot-washing has attracted more attention among Catholics recently than at any time in the past 1,500 years. Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has emphasised the practice both in his actions and, lately, in his writing. He attracted global media attention when, on his first Holy Thursday as pope, he washed the feet of Read more

Pope Francis will wash the feet of refugees on Holy Thursday in Rome

Friday, March 18th, 2016

In a powerful symbolic gesture that is sure to resonate across the globe from Europe to the United States and Australia, Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 refugees on Holy Thursday in Rome. He will do so on March 24, at a center that assists migrants in the city. The Vatican has not Read more

Pope washes feet of four women and eight men on Holy Thursday

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

During a Holy Thursday Mass at a rehabilitation centre, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men with disabilities. Ranging from 16 to 86 years of age, nine of the patients were Italian, one was a Muslim from Libya, one was a woman from Ethiopia and one young man was from Cape Read more

Pope to wash feet of disabled and elderly on Holy Thursday

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people when he celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday evening, the Vatican has announced. This will be at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Centre, a rehabilitation and care centre on the outskirts of Rome for people with disabilities and the elderly. Read more

Pope: Holy Thursday collection to support Syrian refugees

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Pope Benedict has announced that the collection money from Holy Thursday evening Mass in the basilica of St John Lateran will be used for humanitarian aid in support of Syrian refugees. The Maronite Archbishop of Damascus Samir Nassar, labelled the Pope’s action is “a very generous gesture”. “It is a gesture of closeness and solidarity that has Read more