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Pope washes feet of 12 inmates at Rome prison - update 2

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April 2 - Pope Francis on Thursday washed and
kissed the feet of 12 inmates at Rome's Rebibbia prison,
including six men and six women, as part of an Easter week
tradition.
The group included six Italians and six foreign inmates
including three from Nigeria, a Brazilian, an inmate from Congo
and another from Ecuador.
Francis, who also performed Mass at the prison, arrived to
kisses and handshakes from inmates who flocked to meet the
pontiff.
His prison visit continued the practise that commemorates
some of the final acts of Christ before His crucifixion.
"Thank you for the warm welcome," the pope said as
prisoners jostled to receive his blessing.
Francis was also scheduled to meet with 150 women
prisoners, including 15 mothers with children.
The Rebibbia prison houses about 2,100 prisoners, including
350 women.
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