What’s wrong with this picture? Many people across the world would say absolutely nothing, being that it’s Holy Week and Pope Francis is simply continuing the Holy Thursday ritual he’s been celebrating for years as archbishop before becoming pope.
If you’re finding this hard to — uh, swallow, we can also tell you that the rite re-enacts Jesus’ washing the feet of his male disciples (and Mary Magdalene, if you believe that version of the story). Pope Francis didn’t discriminate — his kisses blessed the feet of two young women and ten young men.
This lil precious face baby is probably glad she ran into the pope on Wednesday — before he started smooching thug footsies.
Just in case you were wondering, the foot kissing Mass was held in the Casal del Marmo facility in Rome, where 46 young men and women currently are detained. According to AP reports, “many of them are Gypsies or North African migrants, and the Vatican said the 12 selected for the rite weren’t necessarily Catholic.”
SMH. Guess they wanted folks to know they have “many” people of color behind bars. How many of y’all think Pope Francis was kissing lil African feet?
L’Osservatore Romano (Vatican newspaper) /APImages