Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Catholics, who was hospitalized last week due to an upper respiratory tract disease, went to the Casal del Marmo juvenile prison in Rome after he was discharged.
Participating in the "Palm Sunday" ritual celebrated here before Easter, the Pope washed the feet of the young people in prison after the prayer ceremony.
In the traditional ceremony, which is believed to reflect Jesus' humility towards his apostles, the Pope first washed and then kissed the feet of the 12 young prisoners.
Among those whom the Pope washed and kissed were a Muslim from Senegal and two women.
Before the ritual, the Pope also visited St. Peter's Basilica, where a large number of senior clergy from the Catholic Church attended.
Pope Francis, in his speech here, called on the cardinals not to allow divisions in the church.
Approximately 60 thousand Christians attended the ceremony held in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square.