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Pope Francis washes the foot of a disabled person at the S. Maria della Provvidenza church in Rome, during Holy Thursday celebration, April 17, 2014. Pope Francis visited a rehabilitation centre at the church for a service in which he washed and kissed the feet of 12 sick and disabled people. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION)     ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES

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