Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 19, 2008 / 08:43 am
On Holy Thursday, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, will wash the feet of twelve recovering drug addicts during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
“Each year, repeating the gesture done by Jesus at the Last Supper with the Apostles, our Archbishop teaches us what kind of attitude we should have as the Church towards the least protected of the People of God,” the archdiocese explained in a statement. “We are invited through our service to be lamps that bring the light of Christ to the world.”
Cardinal Bergoglio will celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at the parish of Our Lady of Lujan, immediately following an inauguration ceremony of the St. Alberto Hurtado Day Center, which will offer a rehabilitation program for drug addicts.