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Thousands partake in Jerusalem’s Palm Sunday celebrations

Thousands of Christians have taken part in Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem, marking the start of Holy Week. Worshippers carried palm fronds on the procession from the Mount of Olives to the old city, emulating Jesus’ entrance to the city before he was crucified days later. Pope Francis has led the world’s Catholics into Holy Week with commemorations in Saint Peters Square, asking the crowd to pray for peace in the Middle East.

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