From Vatican News:
Holy Week this year begins on April 14th, Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord. It is also the 34th World Youth Day, which this year is celebrated at the diocesan level on the theme: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord: may it be done to me according to your word”.
In St Peter’s Square, at 10am, Pope Francis will preside over Holy Mass, after having blessed palm and olive branches, brought for the occasion in order to commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.On Thursday, April 18th at 9.30am in St Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will preside over the Chrism Mass, together with Patriarchs, Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and priests present in Rome. During the celebration, the Pope blesses the holy oils, or “chrisms”, that will be used to administer the Sacraments during the year.
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