Pope asks prisoners to pray that Christ make him a better servant

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April 2, 2015

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Holy Thursday chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Holy Thursday chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 2. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a moving ceremony that recalled how Jesus loved the world so deeply that he lowered himself to serve and died for everyone’s sins, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prison inmates, plus a small toddler who lives with his incarcerated mother.

“Jesus loved us, Jesus loves us, but without any limits, always, all the way to the end,” he said during the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 2.

“He does not tire of loving anyone, he loves all of us” so much that he gave his life in order “to give life to us, for each one of us … for you, for you, for me, for them,” he said, pointing to the men and women inmates gathered in the “Our Father” chapel in Rome’s Rebibbia prison complex.

Read more and watch the video in The Visitor…