Within weeks of becoming pope, Francis stunned conservatives by washing the feet of women, Orthodox Christians and at a juvenile detention facility. In subsequent years, he has washed the feet of other Muslims and even a Brazilian Catholic transsexual at Rome's main prison.
Vatican rules had long called for only men to participate, and popes of the past traditionally performed the ritual on 12 Catholic men, recalling Jesus' 12 apostles and further cementing the doctrine of an all-male priesthood. But Francis in January changed the regulations to explicitly allow women to participate.
REMNANT COMMENT: That's so cool, Francis. Your shtick isn't getting old at all....no, seriously...really, it isn't! And your HUMILITY! Holy cow, that’s awesome!