Pope Francis has given Palm Sunday Mass behind the closed doors of St Peter’s Basilica to adhere to strict lockdown steps in place.
Creating a beginning to Holy Week – the week preceding Easter – that the pope would usually send Volume outside to thousands of thousands of worshippers carrying olive tree branches or palm fronds – however that season was vacant as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Palm Sunday Mass will consequently be the first in a week of closed-door Holy Week events, where some demand some alterations in tradition.
As an example, the candlelit Great Friday Way of the Cross procession will be completed in St Peter’s Square rather than its place outside Rome’s Colosseum.
There were seven listed cases of COVID-19 within The Vatican since the epidemic started.
The pope tested negative to the virus.