Holy Week Washing of the Feet to include representatives from various sectors at the Manila Cathedral

Heeding the call of His Holiness Pope Francis to become a more listening and compassionate church, Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula will wash the feet of twelve persons of those coming from different sectors of society who need our attention and concern. This includes the LGBT sector, labor sector and indigenous sector, to name a few.

In a communication released from the Manila Cathedral on April 3, the list of representatives of different sectors who the Archbishop of Manila will be washing the feet are:

Dr. Ryan B. Capitulo (LGBT community)
Mr. Raffy Tima (Media)
Atty. John Rex Laudiangco (Comelec)
Judge Caroline A. Rivera-Colasito (Judiciary)
Mr. Johhan Joseph Ararao (Intramuros Administration)
Mr. Cyril John Sunnga (Kalesa driver)
Mr. John Michael Roldan (Jeepney driver)
Mr. Manuel Jorge Manarang (Angkas rider)
Fr. Ernesto M. Panelo (Mission-station priest)
Sr. Liane Rainville, DW (Religious missionary)
Mr. Alberto A. Mandia (Farmer)
Ms. Iluminada Sta. Ana (Dumagat indigenous elder)

Last year, Cardinal Advincula washed the feet of those who have fulfilled important roles during the national election of 2022.

The Washing of the feet is part of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Manila Cathedral at 5 in the afternoon. The gesture of washing the feet is part of the Liturgy as it commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. This significant practice of the Catholic Church is a symbolic act of humility, service and love which is also associated with acts of charity and compassion. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo File by RCAM-AOC)


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