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Caption: Pope Francis kisses the foot of a disabled person at Our Lady of Providence Center during Holy Thursday Mass and washing of feet in Rome April 17. (CNS/Reuters)
Pope Francis kisses the foot of a disabled person at Our Lady of Providence Center during Holy Thursday Mass and washing of feet in Rome April 17. (CNS/Reuters)
Jesus wants everyone to serve others with love, pope says

By Carol Glatz
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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In the humble act of washing his disciples' feet, Jesus is showing all Christians how he wants them to serve others with love, Pope Francis said.

"This is the legacy that Jesus leaves us," and he wants it to be passed down through people's loving service to others, he said.
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Caption: Pope Francis breathes over chrism oil, a gesture symbolizing the infusion of the Holy Spirit, during Holy Thursday chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 17. (CNS/Paul Haring)
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Editors: Contents of Origins CNS Documentary Service, Vol. 43, No. 46 (April 24, 2014):

-- What changed the traditional Christian hostility toward charging interest on loans? Has the market economy become too respectable for Christians? Jesuit Father Patrick J. Ryan, a Fordham University historian of religion, looks at the concept of usury in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

-- Msgr. Stephen J. Lopes, an American priest serving in the Vatican doctrinal congregation, explains how the Anglican liturgical patrimony is being incorporated into new liturgical books for former Anglicans who have entered into full communion with the Catholic Church.


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