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Celebrating Palm Sunday Around the World


Jerusalem: A woman religious carries an olive branch while walking the traditional path that Jesus took on His last entry into Jerusalem during the Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, March 29. (Photo by Catholic News Service/Debbie Hill)


Nicaragua: Girl poses for photo during a Palm Sunday procession at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua. (Photo by Catholic News Service/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)


Myanmar: A woman holds a palm at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Yangon, Myanmar. Some parishioners sat in pews on side porches. (Photo by Catholic News Service/Barb Fraze)


South Sudan: Catholics wave tree branches and walk around the ruins of their war-ravaged church in Abyei in the contested border region between Sudan and South Sudan, March 29. (Photo by Catholic News Service/Paul Jeffery)


El Salvador: Parishioners at St. Lucy parish in Suchitoto, El Salvador, wait to have their palms blessed during a Palm Sunday Mass. (Photo by Catholic News Service/Octavio Duran)