Pope Francis Washes Feet Of Eight Men, One Woman, A Muslim, Ferret, And A Double Amputee

April 17, 2014 by  
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VATICAN–Pope Francis visited the Don Gnocchi Center in Rome today to wash the feet of 12 residents for the Holy Week ritual.

According to the Catholic Information Service, those 12 included  one woman, a Muslim, a pet ferret named Wilbur, and a double amputee, which falls in line with Pope Francis’ actions during last year’s Maundy Thursday.

The ceremony, which is rooted in the story of the Last Supper, made headlines last year when the pope visited a youth detention center and washed the feet of several young anyone who happened to be in his proximity.

Alessandria Stefanoni, the Deputy CEO and Director of Policy and Programs at Good Works Incorporated, told Vatican Radio the pope has shown a commitment to bring attention to those most often forgotten in society, including the disabled, four-legged mammals, and nearly anything else that was created by God. “It is giving a voice,” Stefanoni said. “It’s showing respect for their dignity.”

In November, Pope Francis critiqued society’s tendency to “hide physical fragility,” which he rejected by greeting hundreds of people in wheelchairs and encouraging them to become “protagonists” in the Catholic church. He also critiqued society’s tendency to discriminate against mammals belonging to the weasel genus of the family Mustelidae.

  • Bear Fact

    “According to the Catholic Information Service, those 12 included one woman, a Muslim, a pet ferret named Wilbur, and a double amputee” – All of whom happened to double as ordained Catholic men.

  • Lee Bacchi

    I wonder what Bishop Morlino thinks of this!

  • ABCDEF G

    how about you write one based on the FACT that the RCC is in the XXX PORN business? heres some fodder to start with:

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    Catholic XXX PORN for Jesus?

    The Catholic ‘Church’ PRODUCES, SELLS & PROFITS from XXX PORN!

    1. Why does the Catholic ‘Church’ OWN a company called WeltBild which produces and sells over 2,500 PORNOGRAPHIC book titles? Is that a new fund raising program for the Catholic Church called ‘PORN for Jesus’? http://www.worldcrunch.com/catholic-church-makes-fortune-german-porn-business/culture-society/catholic-church-makes-a-fortune-in-the-german-porn-business/c3s3995/#.UthWffuqkW4

    2. Why does the Catholic church have MILLIONS invested in google PORN? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlmgMmVgiZs

    3. Why did the POPE give a PAPAL KNIGHTHOOD to Rupert Murdoch, a KNOWN PORN MONGER, in exchange for a $10 MILLION ‘donation’? http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features/2012/07/18/the-dirty-diggers-religious-odyssey/

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    The Catholic ‘Church’ owns a company Weltbild that makes the Catholic ‘Church’ a FORTUNE (1.7 BILLION EUROS yearly) selling among other inappropriate things, 2500 titles of PORNO EROTIC books.

    http://www.worldcrunch.com/catholic-church-makes-fortune-german-porn-business/culture-society/catholic-church-makes-a-fortune-in-the-german-porn-business/c3s3995/#.Uqiwcvu0ZgJ

    Worldcrunch *NEWSBITES
    “Weltbild,” Germany’s largest media company, sells books, DVDs, music and more — and also happens to belong 100% to the Catholic Church. Few people knew about this connection until this month when Buchreport, a German industry newsletter, reported that the Catholic company also sells porn.

    A Church spokesman responded: “Weltbild tries to prevent the distribution of possibly pornographic content.”

    Well, it’s prevention efforts have apparently not been so successful. For more than 10 years, a group of committed Catholics has been trying to point out what is going on to Church authorities, and they are outraged at the hypocrisy of the spokesman’s statement. In 2008, the group sent a 70-page document to all the bishops whose dioceses have shared ownership of Weltbild for 30 YEARS, detailing evidence of the sale of questionable material.

    Today, the Augsburg-based company employs 6,400 people, has an annual turnover of 1.7 billion euros (well over 2 BILLION $), and an online business in Germany second only to Amazon. Weltbild is also Germany’s leading book seller, controlling 20% of the domestic bookstore market. Profits are regularly reinvested in the company with an eye to rapidly increase the market share – an increase that is ONLY possible if Weltbild continues to sell materials that are NOT COMPATIBLE with the teachings of the Church.

    The 2,500 erotic books in their online catalogue, including those from Blue Panther Books, an erotic book publisher owned by Weltbild, are only one example. Their titles include: “Anwaltshure” (Lawyer’s Whore), “Vögelbar” (F—kable) and “Schlampen-Internat” (Sluts’ Boarding School).

    The Church ALSO owns a 50% share in publishing company Droemer Knaur which produces pornographic books, and so indirectly is also a PUBLISHER of PORNOGRAPHIC material, titles including “Nimm mich hier und nimm mich jetzt!” (Take Me Here, Take Me Now!), and “Sag Luder zu mir!” (Call Me Slut!).

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/revealed-publisher-owned-by-the-catholic-church-sells-pornography-6257572.html
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    Any wonder the Catholic ‘Church’ has so many problems & scandals with sex and pedophilia? The Catholic ‘Church’ IS IN THE PORN BUSINESS…what else can you expect?

  • fredx2

    People were really wowed when he kissed his own feet as well.

  • ithakavi

    Then he turned a plate of couscous into the Body of Christ, did a double back-flip, and disappeared in a puff of smoke.