Pope Francis to lead Palm Sunday celebration

Pope Francis will give six liturgies after today's Sunday Mass. Credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Days after his inauguration, Pope Francis is set to return to a packed St Peter's Square for Palm Sunday Mass.

The Mass, which begins the start of Holy Week towards Easter, is set to be attended by thousands of pilgrims in Rome.

Yesterday, Pope Francis flew south of the city for an historic lunch meeting with his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict.

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Pope leads Palm Sunday Mass

Days after his inauguration, Pope Francis has returned to a packed St Peter's Square to lead Palm Sunday Mass, which begins the start of Holy Week towards Easter. It comes a day after he lunched with predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict south of Rome.