Commemorating Christ's actions at the Last Supper, every pope in recent memory has washed the feet of 12 specially selected priests or laymen -- representing the male apostles -- at the majestic basilica of St. John Lateran. Francis headed for Rome's Casal del Marmo, a youth detention center, where he washed the feet of 12 inmates, among them two girls and one Muslim. The Associated Press quoted a church canon lawyer who feared the girl thing set "a questionable example."
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