Vatican Radio carries a report from L'Osservatore Romano that our apotheosised Holy Father, Pope Francis, will violate the new rules for the "Rite of the Washing of Feet" (also known as the "Mandatum").
From Vatican Radio:
The Holy Father's new Decree is specific: only those who are "the people of God" may be chosen. That is, those who are incorporated into Christ through baptism, as sons and daughters of Christ's only Church.
If our esteemed Holy Father cannot keep and set the example of obedience to the rules of Holy Mother Church - what kind of a signal is he sending to his bishops and priests? Why even undertake the writing of a new set of rules, if these very same rules will be cast to one side by our venerated Holy Father?
One must wonder what the purpose of drawing up the new rules were? Particularly, since the Supreme Lawgiver, our revered Holy Father, is casting them aside as quickly as they were written. Canonist Ed Peters comments that papal violation of Church Law does not abrogate same, but renders the law moot. Papal disregard for law, leads to chaos.
The Holy Father places before Catholics a very bad example of humble submission to obedience.
The Decree for the new Rite
The Vatican Commentary on The New Rite