Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 disabled youngsters and elderly people, including a young Libyan Muslim, in the traditional Holy Thursday Mass at a top Catholic clinic in Rome.

This year's Holy Thursday liturgy, which recalls Jesus washing the feet of his apostles at the Last Supper shortly before the Crucifixion, took place at the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi in Via Casal del Marmo in the Italian capital.

The Fondazione is one of Italy's best-known bodies for the care of the elderly, including the terminally ill, and disabled children.

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