Very nice story from the BBC.

An excerpt.

“Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Thursday next week by washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome, the Vatican has said.

“It says the pontiff is continuing a pre-Easter practice that began when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

“Normally feet-washing Masses before Easter are held in the Vatican or a Rome basilica.

“But Pope Benedict held a feet-washing Mass at the same Casal del Marmo youth detention centre in Rome in 2007.

“Pope Francis will stage his feet-washing ceremony at Casal del Marmo on the afternoon of 28 March.

“The washing of feet on the Thursday before Easter is a Christian tradition dating back to the time of Christ.

“During the service, the pope washes and kisses the feet of 12 people to replicate the Bible’s account of Jesus Christ’s gesture of humility towards his 12 apostles on the night before he was crucified.”