Palm Sunday

Pope Francis marked Palm Sunday, March 24, with a sermon that mentioned his grandmother.

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis kisses 8-month-old Victoria Maria Marino from Sicily after delivering his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis meets pilgrims as he drives around St Peter's Square following the Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis conducts Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter’s Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the palms and to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis holds a thurible as he attends Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday March 28. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis greets cardinals and bishops after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis kisses a child as he greets the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis kisses a child as he greets the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis meets pilgrims as he drives around St Peter’s Square following the Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, March 28. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Conducts The Palm Sunday Celebrations In St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 24: Pope Francis greets the faithful after conducting Palm Sunday Mass on March 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis lead his first mass of Holy Week as pontiff by celebrating Palm Sunday in front of thousands of faithful and clergy. The pope's first holy week will also incorporate him washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre in Rome next Thursday, 28th March. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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