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Pope washes feet of young detainees in ritual

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ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates at a juvenile detention center in a Holy Thursday ritual that he celebrated for years as archbishop and is continuing now that he is pope. Two of the 12 were young women, an unusual choice given that the rite re-enacts Jesus' washing of the feet of his male disciples.

By NICOLE WINFIELD

Associated Press

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