Vatican - Palm Sunday, Pope Francis: "Life is of no use if it is not served"
Vatican City, Vatican - April 2020 - On April 5, Pope Francis presided over the Palm Sunday celebration broadcast in streaming and opened Holy Week with an invitation to look at the Crucifix: “The drama we are going through at this time pushes us to take seriously what is serious, not to get lost in trivial things; to rediscover that life is of no use if it is not served.” In front of the Altar of the Chair, Pope Francis led the celebration, accompanied only by the master of liturgical celebrations, Msgr. Guido Marini, and his collaborators. In the initial commemoration of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, he walked in procession through the central nave adorned with several potted olive trees, carrying a "parmurelo" of intertwined palm leaves, donated by the Italian Liguria region. Going up to the altar, the Pope incensed the image of Maria Salus Populi Romani, kept in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and, behind the altar, the miraculous crucifix of San Marcello al Corso.
Source: Vatican News