Cardinal Tagle washes feet of migrants, refugees on Holy Thursday


CBCPNEWSManila, Philippines – Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle washes the feet of migrants and refugees during this week’s Holy Thursday evening liturgy that commemorates Christ’s washing of the feet of His disciples. 

Among those whose feet the cardinal will be washing are the parents of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker found dead in a freezer in Kuwait.

There is a foreign Catholic couple who sought refuge in the Philippines because of religious persecution in their homeland.

There are also two indigenous environmental refugees, who fled their homelands because of massive militarization and destruction by logging and mining companies.

There will also be Father Teresito “Chito” Soganob, the priest held captive by the Maute terrorist group for almost four months in Marawi City in the south.  The priest’s inclusion in the Holy Thursday rite is also significant as the Filipino Church is marking the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.

In the footsteps of Pope Francis

Meanwhile, Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Thursday’s evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Rome’s “Regina Coeli” prison, where he will wash the feet of 12 inmates.

( Source: Rappler & CBCPNEWS)

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