"Are We Ready To Serve Like This?" – Live from Prison, The Lord's Supper
On an important content note, as Francis tends to preach off the cuff at this liturgy, a homily text won't be immediately available upon delivery. (SVILUPPO 1: A full English translation of the ad-libbed homily is available via Zenit.)
SVILUPPO: The signal act of the Holy Thursday liturgy – and, in Francis' reign, a flashpoint of controversy among traditionalists given the Pope's choice to include women in the rite – below is video of the washing of the feet, which saw weeping on the part of several of the prisoners picked to take part, a group which poignantly included a detained African migrant boy in the arms of his sobbing mother....
In a tweet this morning, the Pope looked forward to the moment and called the church to follow suit:
Jesus washes the feet of the Apostles. Are we ready to serve others like this?-30-
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 2, 2015