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Pope Francis dries the foot of a toddler at Rebibbia Prison in Rome (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)

The Holy Father washes the feet of inmates in Rebibbia Prison in Rome

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A banner depicting St John Paul II hanging from the facade of St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

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Pope Francis kisses a disabled person's foot after washing it (CNS)

Pope washes feet of 12 disabled people, including women and a Muslim man

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Pope Francis washes the foot of a young offender during last year's Holy Thursday Mass at Rome's Casal del Marmo prison (CNS) Below: A video of last year's ceremony (RomeReports)

Francis will visit the St Mary of Providence Centre, according to reports

Pope Francis at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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Pope Francis embraces Jesuit Father General Fr Adolfo Nicolas

‘A Jesuit Pope is a joyous thing’

Fr David Vincent Meconi SJ says God sends Pope Francis at the moment we most need him

Pope Francis washes the foot of a prisoner at Casal del Marmo youth prison in Rome (Photo: CNS)

He urges prisoners to follow Jesus’s example