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ROME (AP) — In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center — a surprising departure from church rules that restrict the Holy Thursday ritual to men. No pope has ever washed the feet of a woman before, and Francis' gesture sparked a debate among some conservatives and liturgical purists, who lamented he had set a "questionable example." Liberals welcomed the move as a sign of greater inclusiveness in the church. Speaking to the young offenders, including Muslims and Orthodox Christians, Francis said that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion in a gesture of love and service.
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
Something tells me that this is genuine. ...
Or is this a sign of something else? Like how the candle burns brightest just before it goes out?
Originally posted by athousandlives
I'd like to think he's a genuinely humble person, that's the feeling I get when I hear him speak and how he has acted until now, definitely a departure from the previous pope.
But could he be just a puppet? Hmm, the conspiracy theorist inside me says that nothing is as it seems. The Roman Catholic church in need of a boost in ratings?
I agree. Something seems not right about this......hook, line, and reel em in.....then surprise!
Francis' gesture sparked a debate among some conservatives and liturgical purists, who lamented he had set a "questionable example."
Originally posted by gortex
reply to post by jazzguy
would you trust him with your 8 year old kid?
Would I trust you with my 8 year old kid .
Judging a person on the actions of others makes no sense .