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Isn't this Pope great?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 refugees Thursday at a migrant center in Castelnuovo di Porto outside of Rome, Italy. The ceremony took place as part of the observances of Maundy Thursday, the Holy Thursday before Easter that dates back to the story of Jesus’ Last Supper.

    In a powerful gesture of interfaith embrace, the pontiff knelt down before a group of eight men and four women, among whom were Muslims, Coptic Christians and one Hindu

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  2. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Well I think so, though not particularly because Pope Francis washed the feet of some refugees. It's the sort of personal care which countless numbers of people carry out unnoticed and uncelebrated on a daily basis.

    The ceremony of washing the feet which took place at The Last Supper was part of the establishment of the Mass. By including oppressed people from different faiths in the ceremony, Pope Francis was showing that the Mass is for everyone.
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  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Better than some of the last few...

    Not particularly difficult though...
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Yeah, it all seems great - the humility of the pope and all that - but who goes home with the gold washing up bowl? I reckon I could wash a few feet for that sort of wealth.
  5. mandylifeboats

    mandylifeboats Occasional commenter

    My Mum's daily care helper, for what was probably minimum wage, washed her feet every two days. Just saying.
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  6. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    To be fair, this Pope has shown genuine contempt for and impatience with the trappings of wealth and privilege associated with his office.
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  7. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Especially catholics who have divorced and remarried ................... :oops:
  8. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Lots of whom will be our packed out churches this morning. Happy Easter, florian! :)
  9. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    And will these divorced and remarried catholics be taking communion in your church, cutie?
  10. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Some will, some won't, florian, just like the rest of us. But all of us there will be joining in the glorious Easter Sunday Mass. Christus resurrexit! :)

    (There may even be Cadbury's creme eggs handed out at the end; a tradition started by St Drogo, patron saint of chocolate, back in the 12th century, I believe.)
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  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I see. It's not as if communion is an important part of the mass, is it?

    I hope you enjoy the dressing up, the candles and the smells. Not to mention the Cadbury's creme eggs.
  12. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    ...not to mention the bells. Thank you, florian. I hope you have a good day too.
  13. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Did he give that bowl away to one f the refugees to take home? Did he sell it to fund food and shelter for refugees?
  14. Clive_Candy

    Clive_Candy Occasional commenter

    I'd take the Prince of Morroco's advice on the bowl, unless you know something we don't!
  15. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    He could sell the gold.
    But the water, in our times, is going to be the more precious resource.
    In fact, gold is pretty useless.
    Quite good for holding dirty foot water though.
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Doesn't he have to? Isn't it part of the job spec.?

    Like wiping dirty bums when you're working in EY???

    He's not going to get much much kudos for washing the feet of a few prelates.
  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I'd check your dates on that, cutiepie. Chocolate didn't arrive in Europe before the Americas had been discovered.
  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I think I'd take umbrage if some pope told me my feet needed washing. Who the hell does he think he is?
  19. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Hmm, I wonder when jokes arrived in Europe...
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  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I think cute gotcha there.
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