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(Rome) On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will visit the Roman prison Rebibbia and wash and kiss the feet of twelve prisoners. After the Holy Thursday liturgy in the youth prison in Rome in 2013, and a center for the disabled 2014, Pope Francis will visit the great Roman prison Rebibbia on April 2, 2015. There are pre-trial prisoners and prisoners serving sentences or under five years.
At 5:30pm he will celebrate the Lord's Super in the prison church. It takes place in the framework of the foot washing, which dates back to the direct model of Jesus Christ at the Last Supper.
Pope is to wash the feet of twelve male and female
As the chaplain of Rebibbia, Don Sandro Spriano, told Vatican Radio, the Pope will wash the feet of twelve male and female. "We are very happy that the Pope has accepted our invitation which we have spoken of at a meeting at a Mass in Santa Marta last September. He told us that he would like, if possible, to come to us on Holy Thursday. We will repeat the experience of three years ago with Pope Ratzinger in a different context and with another person," said Kaplan.
"For the prisoners it is certainly an important sign of attention by the Church of Rome to their situation. We always say that they are the most unhappy. To show them that they are children of God who are loved by the Church and especially of the Pope, is very very important for them. Moreover, in this celebration, male and female prisoners will come together for the first time. The occupants of the women's prison will be brought to us. This has not been done before.It is a beautiful thing," said Don Spriano.
Meeting with Benedict XVI. in other settings still vividly remembered
"I have vivid memories of the meeting with Benedict XVI. because it was a dialogue with questions and answers of the Pope himself at the time. It was a truly fraternal meeting," said the chaplain.
From politicians he expects that "the prison is simply not a place of punishment and revenge by society on those who commit crimes, but - as required by the Constitution - is a place of rehabilitation and reintegration, a basis in order to live better when you come out," said Don Sandro Spriano, the prison chaplain Rebibbia in Rome, where Pope Francis will visit the prisoners on April 2, on Holy Thursday.
Concerns: overshadowing the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood by reduction to the social aspect
The Lord's Supper is one of the few important events in the church year in which the popes have traditionally celebrated in the cathedral church of the bishop of Rome, San Giovanni in Laterano, the mother of all churches. Considering the change of location, which Pope Francis is making on this day, there are significant concerns within the Church. This includes the discomfort that the Pope celebrates a central Liturgy of the Paschal Triduum, the three holy days, again excluding the faithful.
For a critique, see the articles gesture spectacle - After Washing Prisoners' Feet Pope Washes Disabled of "different religions' feet and Some questions about Pope Francis - responses from Vatican spokesman Father Lombardi .
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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