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Thousands attend Palm Sunday Mass in Vatican's St. Peter's Square

Thousands attend Palm Sunday Mass in Vatican's St. Peter's Square

Thousands attend Palm Sunday Mass in Vatican's St. Peter's Square
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By AP Apr 14, 2019 2:54:39 PM IST (Published)

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Pope Francis is marking Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, full of tens of thousands of faithful. Francis sprinkled holy water as he blessed palm fronds and olive branches clutched by pilgrims, tourists and Romans.

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People fill St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A view of St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Faithful receive palm fronds as they wait for Pope Francis to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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A woman holds a palm frond as she waits for Pope Francis to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Faithful holding olive branches walk in procession past St. Peter's Basilica. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Faithful hold palm fronds as they walk in procession in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Altar boys hold olive branches in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Cardinals and bishops hold palm fronds as they attend a Palm Sunday Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Prelates hold palm fronds as the walk in procession in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Prelates hold palm fronds as the walk in procession in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis is followed by Vatican Master of Ceremonies, Mons. Guido Marini, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis holds a palm frond as he celebrates a Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope Francis asperses holy water as he celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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