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Pope Francis issued a decree in January that women should be included in the foot washing ritual on Holy Thursday. FutureChurch launched a survey to determine its effect on parishes.
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Pope Francis has changed the rules so a priest may wash the feet of women and others in the community and not just men, as church law had previously decreed.