Pope washes feet of mafia snitches in Easter ritual

Pope washes feet of mafia snitches in Easter ritualPope Francis washed the feet of former mafiosi on Thursday in a prison known for housing inmates who have informed on old mobster allies. The closed-door visit to Paliano prison outside Rome saw the 80-year-old pontiff kneel before a small group of inmates, pouring water over their feet, drying them with a towel and bending to kiss them in an age-old Easter tradition. “We are all sinners, we all have our limits and our shortcomings,” Francis told the prisoners.



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