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Palm Sunday celebrations from the Vatican in pictures

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th March 2015 06:02 PM

Christians around the world have Sunday celebrated the end of the Lenten season by marking Palm Sunday.

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Christians around the world have Sunday celebrated the end of the Lenten season by marking Palm Sunday.

By Vision Reporter

Christians around the world have Sunday celebrated the end of the Lenten season by marking Palm Sunday.


Palm Sunday on the Catholic calendar marks the day of Jesus' "triumphant entry" into Jerusalem, exactly one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1-11).

In remembrance of this event, we celebrate Palm Sunday. It is referred to as Palm Sunday because of the palm branches that were laid on the road as Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem. At the seat of the Catholic Church (Vatican) in Rome, Holy Mass was led by Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis leads the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Pope Francis prays during the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Faithful gather during the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

 

Pope Francis (L) swings a censer in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary during the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Pope Francis blesses the Palms during the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Nuns attend the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Pope Francis (R) leads the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Cardinals attend the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Pope Francis (R) leads the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Pope Francis (C) arrives to lead the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Cardinals attend the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile at the end of the Palm Sunday celebrations at St Peter's square on March 29, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

 

Palm Sunday celebrations from the Vatican in pictures

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