Palm Sunday

Logo of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Credit: CAN

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Reflect on Palm Sunday Lessons, Urge Fostering of Harmony, Understanding

Mar 27, 2024

Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the people of God in the country to foster harmony and understanding, drawing inspiration from the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

A priest holds palms on Palm Sunday. / Grant Whitty via Unsplash.

The Most Popular Qstions about Palm Sunday — and their Answers

Mar 24, 2024

Here is a list of the most popular questions about Palm Sunday and their answers.

Around 25,000 Christians in Qaraqosh participated in the Palm Sunday procession on April 10, 2022. CREDIT: Bashar Yameel Hanna/CNA

Eyewitnesses Recount the Night that Iraqi Christian City Fell to ISIS in 2014

Aug 6, 2023

The small northern Iraqi city of Qaraqosh, with a population of 60,000, 99 percent of whom are Catholic, woke up nine years ago on the morning of Wednesday, 6 August 2014, to the sound of indiscriminate mortar shells that fell on houses, killing three: 32-year-old Inaam Ishua Boulis, five-year-old David Adeeb Elias Shmeis, and nine-year-old Milad Mazen Elias Shmeis.

A Christian family in Qaraqosh sporting their traditional dressing for Holy Week in April 2022. Bashar Yameel Hanna/CNA

Joyful Iraqi Christians Return to Nineveh Plains to Celebrate Holy Week

Apr 11, 2022

An estimated 25,000 Iraqi Christians gathered for a joyous Palm Sunday reunion after years of war and displacement.

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on March 28, 2021 / Vatican Media.

Lift Your Eyes to the Cross in Holy Week: Pope Francis on Palm Sunday

Mar 28, 2021

Pope Francis urged Catholics to focus on the cross during Holy Week as he celebrated Mass on Palm Sunday.

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica March 28, 2021. / Vatican Media

At Angelus, Pope Francis Prays for Indonesian Catholics Injured in Palm Sunday Bombing

Mar 28, 2021

At the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for Indonesian Catholics injured in a bombing as they left a Palm Sunday Mass.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, pictured Sept. 26, 2016. / Tino Adi P/Shutterstock.

Indonesian President Condemns Palm Sunday Bombing at Catholic Cathedral

Mar 28, 2021

Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemned a bomb attack at a Catholic cathedral after a Palm Sunday Mass that killed two suspects and wounded at least 20 people.

Pope Francis at the Vatican on Palm Sunday. / Credit: Bohumil Petrik / ACI Africa

This Sunday, where will the palms come from?

Mar 27, 2021

With the arrival of Palm Sunday, Catholics across the globe will soon be handed spiky leaves. Kids will poke each other with them. But it's safe to say most won't know where they came from.

Pope Francis prays during Palm Sunday Mass April 5, 2020. / Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: Let Us Stand Before the Crucifix in Our Homes

Apr 5, 2020

On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis offered Mass in a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica and urged Catholics quarantined at home to remember "what really matters" in life: loving God and serving others.