At Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square today, Pope Francis again delighted the pilgrims and tourists present - as many as 250,000 by some estimates - by shaking hands, kissing babies and blessing people with disabilities (see video).
After the Mass, he spent around 25 minutes moving through the piazza in the papal jeep, greeting the faithful. Usually, the farewell drive through the piazza lasts about 10 minutes.
In his homily, the Holy Father focused on three key themes: Joy, the Cross and Youth.
He said Palm Sunday is a time of joy, when people joyfully welcomed Jesus with palms and olive branches, awakening great hopes especially in the hearts of the simple, the humble, the...READ MORE