Pope Francis will be in the Vatican on Sunday April 2 to animate the Palm Sunday Mass. The Universal Bishop was released from hospital on Saturday, April 1, after being admitted there with bronchitis.
The faithful are reassured. Pope Francis said he would be present at the Vatican to celebrate the Palm Sunday ceremony. Celebrated a week before Easter, Palm Sunday marks the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, under a crowd who had acclaimed him while waving branches of palms.
The doubt about the presence of Pope Francis persisted, due to health problems. On Wednesday March 29, the Universal Bishop was admitted to Gemelli Hospital in Rome for bronchitis.
The news about the ceremony was also confirmed by Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni: “I can confirm that, since he is expected to leave the hospital today, the Pope should be present in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday to the Eucharistic celebration of Palm Sunday,” he said.
Leaving the polyclinic on Saturday April 1, Pope Francis was reassuring in front of the faithful who were waiting for him in front of the hospital, even sketching a touch of humor: “I am still alive”, he joked. to the journalists present, explaining that he “just felt bad”, but that he was not afraid.