Holy Thursday:

(Vatican Radio) On the afternoon of Holy Thursday, Pope Francis has chosen to celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a Centre for aged and disabled people.

The Don Gnocchi Centre is in Rome’s Casal del Marmo area, close to the Youth Detention Center where the Pope washed the feet of young prison inmates last year during this same Holy Thursday ceremony, shortly after becoming Pope.

Twelve – the number of the Apostles – elderly and disabled people will celebrate the “In Coena Domini Mass” together with Pope Francis, who will kneel to wash their feet in a gesture of humility, recognition and respect.

Silvia Stefanoni, Deputy CEO and Director of Policy and Programmes at HelpAge International told Vatican Radio’s Linda Bodoni that it is time society woke up to the urgency of addressing the needs of an aging population…

Listen to the interview… RealAudioMP3

Text from page http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/04/16/holy_thursday:_pope_francis_highlights_the_dignity_and_value_of/en1-791399
of the Vatican Radio website


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