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Friday, 3 April 2015

Photo: Pope Francis washes & kisses prisoner's feet in celebration of Holy Week

Pope Francis washed and kissed prisoner's feet at Rebibbia prison in Rome yesterday April 2nd after holding a Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper for inmates. The pontiff knelt over a basin to clean the feet of 12 prisoners - mimicking Jesus' washing of his apostles' feet on the Thursday before his death. The Pope joins other Christians around the world in colourful celebration of Holy Week. See some more photos of the celebrations from around the world after the cut...



In the Philippines, people are allowing themselves to be nailed to the cross for Good Friday rituals

 Others are peeling the skin on their backs with wooden sticks

88 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, is it just me or everybody is going crazy. WTF

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Am proud to be a catholic..... Long live the pope.......
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

BONARIO NNAGS said...

God bless you the supreme pontiff,
God bless you pope of the poor,
God bless you vicar of Christ,
God bless you Holy father.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anastacia Alex said...

Proub Catholic....that's ow it goes down...

wilheminna moses said...

Yea.....no meat people! Stations of the cross on ma mind....

Anonymous said...

An hour spent in the presence of God is never a waste

Deilah Shittu said...

If na me I go kick he nose

CHERRY said...

Aww that's touching!

#king KingOfKings #6God said...

Hmmmm okay oo..I understand the washing of smelly feet but why peel ur own skin?

angela akadakpo said...

That's beautiful making dem feel special nd not letting dem feel left out. God bless his large heart.

Anonymous said...

Pope z even kissing a female inmate's feet...Nigerians can neva learn..in my parish,same set of people every year as if dey were d real apostles....i tire

Olabanji Olajide said...

Hail Mary Full of Grace...

APPLE said...

Awww.:)

carina jacob said...

Ok.

carina jacob said...

Ok.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

What?!

Alloy Chikezie said...

How humble

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Anonymous said...

Pope z even kissing a female inmate's feet...Nigerians can neva learn..in my parish,same set of people every year as if dey were d real apostles....i tire

APPLE said...

The evil muslim fighters went to Kenyan university pulled out 147 Christians and killed them. Islam the cancer of the world! R.I.P to the dead.

Bonita Bislam said...

Some people are even engaging in self flagellation all in the spirit of good Friday.As for me,mine is embedded in my heart

ary said...

This man sef, too unconventional

Anonymous said...

This is total madness, is this what Christ asked them to do? They should winning souls for him, not this human torture...shalis

christie benjamin said...

I respect him a lot

ary said...

Damn! I guess it is all good but.......

Olapeju Oluwamuyiwa said...

VERY BARBARIC.WHO SEND THEM......AKA....NEXTON

Nancy ogbisi said...

Is dis how dey say we should do it? (those nailing nd peeling of their skin) I tot it was sober reflection. The fact dat Jesus shed his blood for us,,how to live a better life dats void of sin...

Madam Hoha said...

This Pope dey try sha. Make him try come naija come kiss feet na. Him go see orishishi unkissable feels wey fit cause mouth eczema. I'm not Catholic, but kudos to this guy for his humility and kindness. I no fit try that kind rough play.

prettiyz said...

Thumbs up to them

tsalz c.e.o said...

Good Friday.....

Anonymous said...

Jesus went through this for us so we might be set free. I don't think this is necessary.

Oluchi Asomugha said...

Long live Roman Catholic Church...
Long live Pope Francis ...
Proud 2 be part of dis family... striving 2 also be part of d family in heaven...
Peace....

Anonymous said...

VERULE Says-gud to kn sir.nice one

Anonymous said...

VERULE Says-gud to kn pope.

Anonymous said...

Hian odikwa really serious!!!

nwokolo nkechi said...

Oh my dear Lord and saviour.. How merciful art thou,, we tank you for coming to die for me/us...I will forever serve you to the end,, I ask that you put pple back on track cos many are derailed

Eucharia said...

God bless the pope

akinsiku olanrewaju said...

the deed has been done from d onset.... all u need to do is follow his commandments duly. And as per peelin off ur skin, i don't buy atall

richmond ichemati said...

This is madness. Foolishness of d lowest order!
Christ has already paid the price in ful but they are still allowing satan to inflict them with pain

Immortal

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

This is plain stupid.

Not that of the pope tho but of those being nailed 2d cross andd peeling their skin. Mtcheeeew

Anonymous said...

nice to know these catholic priests have time for PR stunts like this when they aren't molesting their altar boys

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Dey can't still feel 1/2 of d pains dat Christ passed 2ru 4 us. He ws crucified 4 our sin, he died so dat u n i can v eternal life. Der is no love greater dan dis. Thank u Jesus

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Dey can't still feel 1/2 of d pains dat Christ passed 2ru 4 us. He ws crucified 4 our sin, he died so dat u n i can v eternal life. Der is no love greater dan dis. Thank u Jesus

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Anonymous said...

Thank u holy Father! Nigerian catholic priest shud emulate him n stop reminding we female dat d apostles were male....

Maxwell Akalonu said...

My parish priest do select the most affluent/wealthy parishioners for the feet washing

Anonymous said...

Jesus told them all to do this? right? OK!

adebowale aderonke said...

We are under d grace of our lord jesus christ

Anonymous said...

Like seriously...

Ijeoma Okafor said...

And thats a 👩. People don't need to inflict injury on themselves. We weren't taught so.

Otobong Umoren said...

Hmmm..i thought Jesus did all this for us..y peeling ur own skin again na??

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hian, the Pontiff's own I commend but the other rituals? I beg to differ. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hian, the Pontiff's own I commend but the other rituals? I beg to differ. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hian, the Pontiff's own I commend but the other rituals? I beg to differ. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hian, the Pontiff's own I commend but the other rituals? I beg to differ. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Omo no comment.
#onlymewakacome

Emmanuel Apalowo said...

Jesus didn't ask anyone to do this. So OYO to them

ijeoma ikebudu said...

Manh,dis is too much oooh! If na nija e no fit happen..

Amarachi Ogueji said...

The Pope is against discrimination with this act... #nwamas

Chidalu ihetu said...

Wow!

igbokwe clara said...

So touching

bukola agbaje said...

Dis is religion madness

Anonymous said...

Holy father. May the good lord give you the grace to keep on leading his people. IJN

pam eucharia said...

How many africans fit do dz?

precious presh said...

Smh....

Anonymous said...

'bello papa...grazie mille..*bacio*...

toluyne said...

Is dis nt dangerous,but he has paid d price

Amos Sylvanus D. said...

At this point, who are they dying for?

Anonymous said...

it is not by this, have they presented themselves as a living sacrifice to God. Do they know Jesus or know about Jesus?

Anonymous said...

God hv mercy on de whole world,Amen
#oneandonlynwa@gmail.com#

igwe Adaobi said...

This man is so humble.

mountn cino said...

No b small matter

Am ur God said...

These prisoners are well and fully kitted, God bless us all

Don Schillaci said...

idol worship...mocking the word

sharon juliet said...

True talk bro, I can't help but laugh at their stupidity.

nonso stephnie said...

Nice one

Theodora Eguarojie said...

Word of advice to those of you who are criticising and saying things you know nothing of: Flesh and blood cannot reveal it to you.

richard okafor said...

It's only buh ya flesh.....in times lik dis u suffer ya flesh!!

richard okafor said...

Y do fast then......u shudnt be doing dt cos Jesus hav done it 4 ya!!

Anonymous said...

May God forgive you for this statement

Ijeoma Okafor said...

For ur whole life u no go fit.

DADDYSWIFE said...

My dear believe me dt many souls has bn won jst at a slight gaze of this
#nothankyoui'llratherbeselfmade

Anonymous said...

Not just you, everyone is indeed going crazy.

chijioke kingsley said...

Are those really prisoners ..hmmm..see as dem dey shine...if na naija now..everyone will be looking malnourished..Naija

Innocentia Anny said...

Nice one

Innocentia Anny said...

Nice one

Innocentia Anny said...

Nice one

Malaysiame said...

Lol @Chijioke Kingsley Europe prison is not the same with Nigeria prison... I think I will call it holiday hmm, in Switerzerland is enjoyment compare to other country prison hehehe..

Cianci said...

Catholism the bible called them Babylon the great! The head of false religion.

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