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Clerics sue for peace — Palm Sunday

Clerics sue for peace — Palm Sunday”

The palm is a symbol of the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem just before his crucifixion, as crowds waved palm branches, sang "Hosannah, " and covered his path with the branches.

Faithful attending Palm Sunday Mass in Saint Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Apr. 14, 2019.

Pope Francis warned against being judgmental and too full of oneself, including authorities in the Catholic Church, in his Palm Sunday homily during Mass in St. Peter's Square, which was crowded with tens of thousands of pilgrims, tourists, and Romans.

The pope cautioned against the temptation of "triumphalism", which he said feeds itself by "looking askance at others and constantly judging them inferior, wanting, failures".

He said: 'Joyful acclamations at Jesus's entrance into Jerusalem, followed by his humiliation.

Christians in Kenya joined the rest of the world to mark Palm Sunday in different churches across the country. The pope said that "Jesus destroyed his triumphalism by his Passion".

Earlier this month the 82-year-old pope attempted to bring peace to Africa, kneeling and allegedly kissing the feet of the leaders of conflict-torn South Sudan - President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar. According to the Salvation Army, there are many traditions that take place on Palm Sunday but one of the most common is for individuals to give out or receive small crosses made from palm leaves, as a reminder of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem and his death on the cross.

BLESS US. Inmates at the Manila City Jail wave their palm fronds, and raise their hands, as they pray for blessings on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019.



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