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    Pope John XXIII during pre-Easter ceremonies in Rome Apr 13 washed and kissed the feet of 4 Africans among 13 student priests.

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    Pope John XXIII during pre-Easter ceremonies in Rome Apr 13 washed and kissed the feet of 4 Africans among 13 student priests.

    The ceremony - on Holy-Thursday, a day of mourning in the churches - is named Washing of the Feet - an act of humility and papal tradition revived by Pope John last year for the first time since 1878.

    The ceremony took place at St.John's Basilica; this year the students, training to become missionaries, were chosen from all five continents including the countries of Japan, Vietnam, India, the West Indies, the USA, New Zealand, Ireland and the Fiji Islands.

    Foot washing is said to date back to Pope St.Gregory, about the sixth century, and is symbolic of Christ washing the feet of the 12 disciples the day before the Crucifixion; the thirteenth student recalls an angel said to have appeared in human form among the disciples.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARXZSIWCO1PFWJQ49YL1OCLUS
    Media URN:
    VLVARXZSIWCO1PFWJQ49YL1OCLUS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1960
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
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