Pope Francis, who went to Rebbibia prison in Rome on the day known as "Holy Thursday" before Easter, washed and kissed the feet of 12 female prisoners. According to VaticanNews, the prisoners whose feet the Pope washed were Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Nigerian and Ukrainian. It was stated that he was from Peru and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continuing the Easter ritual that started with Jesus washing the feet of his 12 disciples to show his love one day before his crucifixion, Pope Francis, unlike previous popes, prefers to wash the feet of those in need or prisoners instead of priests.

On the other hand, after the terrorist attack carried out by armed men on the evening of March 22 at the "Crocus City Hall" concert hall in Moscow, the capital of Russia, in which 143 people died, Italian security forces increased security measures in Rome due to the Easter services to be led by the Pope.