Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Refugees from Different Religions and Countries

By Gerald O’Connell            March 24, 2016                       America Magazine on – line

“We are Muslims, Hindus, Copts, Evangelicals and Catholics, but we are all brothers and children of the same God who want to live in peace, integrated.” That is what Pope Francis told hundreds of asylum seekers at a center 25 miles from Rome, where he went on March 24 to draw the world’s attention to the dramatic plight of refugees and migrants in Europe and elsewhere.

He spoke briefly, without text at the Holy Thursday celebration held under a tent, before kneeling down and washing the feet of 12 of them—8 men and 4 women. Eleven of them were young migrants from six countries, including four Nigerian Catholic men, three Coptic women from Eritrea (two with babies in their arms), three young Muslim men—from Syria, Pakistan and Mali—and a young Hindu man from India. The twelfth was a young Italian woman who works at the center.

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One Comment

  1. Carol LaBonte
    Posted March 27, 2016 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    He is Risen. Thank God . A true follower of Jesus. I pray I can be.

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