Cappella Papale

Mandatum novum

John XXIII washing the feet of priests during the Mandatum ceremony in the Basilica of St. John on Lateran on Maundy Thursday, 1959. The papal falda is being held by two cardinals deacons in cappae magnae and by two secret chamberlains in crocciae. On the left, there is a papal treasurer holding a box with bags containing commemorative medals given to those whom the Pope washed feet.