"Pope Francis broke with Catholic Church tradition and washed and kissed the feet of two young women during the Holy Thursday Mass ritual that has always been confined to men.
The two women were confined at a juvenile detention center, The Associated Press reports.
Church traditionalists decried the move, and accused the pope of setting a `questionable example.`"
Pope Francis has been head of the Roman Catholic Church for only a few weeks, but already he`s demonstrated an independent streak, eschewing much of the pomp and circumstance associated with his holy office.
In another break from tradition Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of several juvenile offenders including Muslims and two young women. Prior popes have deigned only to wash the feet of priests.
Modern day Pharisees lambasted the pope, accusing him of setting a "questionable example." The patriarchal Roman Catholic Church is so far removed from the teachings of Jesus Christ; I guess the pope is setting a questionable example by imitating Jesus when he washed the feet of his disciples.
I have been a long-time critic of the Catholic Church, and I was convinced nobody could steer the Titanic away from apostasy and irrelevance, but the current pope is making a valiant effort to return to the roots of Christianity.
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