Holy Thursday

Pope Francis kisses prisoners’ feet at Rome’s Regina Coeli Prison. March 29, 2018. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Scheduled to Wash Feet of 12 Prisoners on Holy Thursday 2022

Apr 13, 2022

The pope will visit the prison of Civitavecchia, outside Rome.

The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room/ Vatican Media.

Priest with Cancer Dies 23 days After his Hospital Room Ordination

Apr 27, 2021

Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani, who was ordained to the priesthood in his hospital room on Holy Thursday with special permission from Pope Francis, has died of leukemia at the age of 31.

Pope Francis Tells Priests at Chrism Mass: "The cross is non-negotiable"

Apr 1, 2021

Pope Francis told priests at Thursday’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican that “the cross is non-negotiable” when preaching the Gospel.

Pope celebrates Mass in St. Peter's on Holy Thursday. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool.

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis Recalls Priests Dying amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 9, 2020

Pope Francis recalled the priests who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis as he offered the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 9, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Full Text: Pope Francis' Holy Thursday Homily

Apr 9, 2020

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Holy Thursday homily, delivered April 9 at the Basilica of St. Peter.