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Pope Francis to Wash Feet of 12 Prisoners on Holy Thursday

At Rome’s Regina Coeli Prison, Will Meet Other Prisoners

This Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will perform the traditional washing of the feet at the “Regina Coeli” Prison in Rome, for the celebration of the Holy Mass in coena Domini, announced the Vatican on March 20, 2018.

The visit, it noted, will involve an encounter with detainees who are patients in the infirmary; the Eucharistic celebration with the rite of the washing of the feet of twelve detainees, and a meeting with some detainees.


About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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