• Be servants to one another, pope tells prisoners before washing feet

    Be servants to one another, pope tells prisoners before washing feet

    • Apr 18, 2019

    Jesus’ gesture of washing his disciples’ feet, an act once reserved to servants and slaves, is one that all Christians, especially bishops, must imitate, Pope Francis told hundreds of inmates and prison employees on Holy Thursday.

  • Pope urges priests to know the names, faces of their flock

    Pope urges priests to know the names, faces of their flock

    • Apr 18, 2019

    Speaking to fellow priests Thursday, Pope Francis compared the flocks they lead to the crowds that constantly surrounded Jesus, who was able to recognize individual people, heal their wounds and who was often moved by their faith. This personal closeness, he said, gives a priest a pastor’s heart and keeps his vocation from growing stale.

  • Holy Thursday source of many iconic images of Pope Francis

    Holy Thursday source of many iconic images of Pope Francis

    • Apr 18, 2019

    In the six years that he’s sat on the Chair of Peter, images of Pope Francis have captivated the world with his tender paternal gestures and his continued defense of the poor, marginalized and those otherwise forgotten by society, and no other liturgy captures this better than his Masses and foot-washing ceremonies on Holy Thursday.