This would probably be Pope Francis’ most significant break of tradition yet when he washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center.
Many conservatives and traditional Catholics are criticizing the Pope by saying that he has set a “questionable example”. Liberals on the other hand are appreciating the gesture. Pope Francis has been able to gather positive reaction for the scandal-stricken Vatican and it certainly is an accomplishment on his part.
Twitter has a lot to say about Pope’s visit to the Casa del Marmo detention facility in Rome. People appear to be impressed. There are some, not many, who think otherwise but let’s just focus on the positive side of things for Pope Francis who is really trying hard to restore the image of the Vatican City, even if it takes a break with long-time traditions.
Have a look at some of the tweets praising the Pope:
Pope Francis is a very humble pope. My hope for the Catholic Church and humanity is restored.— Anja Deslate (@anjaeatsworms) March 29, 2013
Leader RT @jowett You don't have to be Catholic or a believer to appreciate what Pope Francis is showing. Humility, charity and simplicity.— Rosalia (@RosaliaNews) March 29, 2013
Lots of Catholics in name only, are returning to the doctrine just because what Pope Francis is bringing to the Church— astrid rivera (@astriddrivera) March 29, 2013
Pope Francis is doing the right things bc it's what Jesus would do. Not a pr thing.— Miss Kels (@misskels) March 29, 2013
pope francis washes feet of women is thousand steps ahead the earlier popes walked.— Umesh B Dave (@UmeshBDave) March 29, 2013
Pope Francis washed the feet of juvenile criminals earlier this afternoon...he's the epitome of true humility & love. Example for all of us.— Julia Dean (@juliarosedean) March 29, 2013
I've got to say, I'm pleasantly surprised by Pope Francis. I hope it continues, & would love to see him resist violence/oppression as well.— Jonathan Stegall (@jonathanstegall) March 28, 2013
I know right? “@infidelalie: I'm not Catholic but im really starting to like Pope Francis”— Lesley(@9746LAK) March 29, 2013
@nwinfield Finally, a pope that recognizes the value of women and women's right to equality. Looking forward to more from Pope Francis— Atty. Rowena Guanzon (@bingguanzon) March 29, 2013
Cooks own meals, lives in own apartment, washes women's feet breaking tradition; Pope Francis almost makes me feel bad for turning atheist.— Pierre Fitter (@pierrefitter) March 29, 2013
Pope Francis will recite the Passion of Christ in St. Peter’s Basilica and is also expected to carry the wooden cross on his shoulder on Good Friday. The recently elected Holy Father is sure a lot different from his predecessors in many ways and maybe that’s why he is being praised by many people from all over the world.