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Holy Thursday

Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates at Paliano detention center, south of Rome

Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates at Paliano detention center, south of Rome

Pope urges faithful to help and serve each other

13/04/2017 19:05

Pope Francis on Holy Thursday washed the feet of inmates at Paliano prison, south of Rome, during the Mass of Our Lord’s Supper. The Pope traveled to the penitentiary for a private visit and the celebration of Mass marking Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples on the day before his Crucifixion.

Pope Francis blows inside an amphora containing holy oil during his Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis blows inside an amphora containing holy oil during his Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis’ homily at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass: Full text

13/04/2017 10:52

Pope Francis on Thursday presided over the Chrism Mass, during which the sacred oils used for the Sacraments and Ordinations were blessed. In his homily for the Mass, the Holy Father spoke about the “joy of the Gospel”.

 

Pope Francis has spoken about war and his In Coena Domini Mass with prisoners on Thursday in an interview with La Repubblica newspaper

Pope Francis has spoken about war and his In Coena Domini Mass with prisoners on Thursday in an interview with La Repubblica newspaper

Pope to La Repubblica newspaper: ‘World must stop lords of war’

13/04/2017 10:02

Pope Francis granted an interview with the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, published Thursday morning, in which he spoke about why he always celebrates the Mass of the Lord's Supper with prisoners and about the current “terrible world war being fought piecemeal”

Depiction of the Last Supper

Depiction of the Last Supper

Holy Thursday: An emotional journey

12/04/2017 09:17

In the first of a series of reflections for this Holy Week, we shine the spotlight on the emotional events of Holy Thursday, looking at the betrayal of Jesus and his fear and anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane.