Pope Francis washes the feet of 12 inmates, 1 infant

April 2, 2015 5:36 PM

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Pope Francis washes the feet of 12 inmates, 1 infant

April 2, 2015: A priest pours holy oil inside an amphora during the Chrism Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. (AP)

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 inmates and a baby at Rome's main prison Thursday in a pre-Easter ritual meant to show his willingness to serve. He asked them to pray that he, too, might be cleansed of his "filth."

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