Pope Francis washed prisoners’ feet at a Rome jail on HolyThursday,
“Everyone always has the opportunity to change life and one cannot judge,” said Francis to the prisoners of the city’s all-male Regina Coeli prison.
This year, the twelve inmates washed by Francis hailed from Italy, the Philippines, Morocco, Colombia, Moldova, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
In his first year he visited a youth detention centre where he performed the ritual on a group of young inmate — the first Catholic leader ever to do so.
Last year the pope went to Paliano jail where he washed the feet of former mafiosi in a prison known for housing inmates who have informed on old mobster allies.