Pope Francis Deigns to Wash Women’s Feet, Too

Photo: L'Osservatore Romano/2013 L'Osservatore Romano

It’s Catholic tradition for the pope, like Jesus, to wash the feet of lesser men on Holy Thursday, in an act of humbling. But Pope Francis is so humble — as we’ve heard repeatedly, he cooks his own food and takes the bus — that today, at a juvenile detention center, he “included two young women — the first time a pope included females in the rite.” Finally making strides in the church, ladies.