While millions of Christians are being oppressed, persecuted and slaughtered under Islamic law ...... this is stomach-churning dhimmitude. This isn't merely a lack of leadership; this is betrayal on an unimaginable level. Kill my people and I will wash and kiss your feet.
For jihadists, this image could very well replace the burning twin towers as iconic of Islamic imperialism and conquest.
New Pope Washes and kisses the feet of Muslim Prisoners (thanks to Religion of Peace) Huffington Post UK
Pope Francis has washed and kissed the feet of a two young female prisoners, one of them a Muslim, in a break with tradition.
Pope Francis washes the feet of detainees
While the foot washing of 12 people on Maundy Thursday is is part of the Christian tradition, mirroring Jesus' washing of his disciples' feet, women or Muslims have never before been included in the ritual.
Pope Francis kisses their feet
It is also the first time the Mass has been held outside of the St Peter’s Basilica or the papal cathedral church in the Vatican CIty.
Francis' decision to celebrate the Mass with young offenders at the 'Casal del Marmo' detention center is in step with his record in embracing simplicity and humility