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Pope to wash feet of disabled people on Holy Thursday

Mass to be held at disabled center in Rome

Pope to wash feet of disabled people on Holy Thursday

Picture: AFP Photo/Filippo Monteforte

Vatican Insider Staff
Vatican City

April 9, 2014

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On Holy Thursday Pope Francis is to celebrate the “In Coena Domini” mass at the St Mary of Providence Center of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Rome, where he will wash the feet of 12 disabled residents.

Last year the Pope visited the Casal del Marmo juvenile detention centre - not far from the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation – where he washed the feet of 12 young offenders. The Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation offers cutting-edge motor rehabilitation to patients suffering neurodegenerative diseases, including a therapy pool.

The mass will be celebrated at the Center (in the Casalotti zone in north-western Rome) at 5:30 pm and attended by residents, along with their families and staff from the foundation. Staff will include speech therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists, doctors and nurses.

Full Story: Holy Thursday: Francis to wash feet of disabled people at the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation

Source: Vatican Insider/La Stampa

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