Pope celebrates Holy Thursday mass in Rome

Pope celebrates Holy Thursday mass in Rome

POSTED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:04pm

Pope Benedict celebrated mass this Holy Thursday honoring The Last Supper.

As a traditional part of the mass, the Pope washed the feet of 12 priests.

The ceremony commemorates Jesus's gesture of humility toward his Apostles on the night before he died.

Tomorrow, Pope Benedict will celebrate the crucifixion with a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica before presiding over the Stations of the Cross at Rome's Coliseum. 

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