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Pope’s Holy Week

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The Holy Father holds a candle as he celebrates the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican March 30.
Pope Francis baptizes a young man during the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Pope Francis baptizes a young man during the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The pontiff leads the Good Friday Way of the Cross at the Colosseum in Rome.

 

Pope Francis kisses the foot of a prison inmate during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Rome’s Casal del Marmo prison for minors.
Pope Francis kisses the foot of a prison inmate during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Rome’s Casal del Marmo prison for minors.

Pope Francis spent his first Holy Week as pope with less than a month in office. The pope washed the feet of 12 young people of different nationalities and faiths, including at least two Muslims and two women, who are housed at the juvenile detention facility.

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