Nightly News   |  March 24, 2013

Pope celebrates Palm Sunday

Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday and encouraged the faithful to be humble and joyful, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> at the vatican today, pope francis celebrated palm sunday mass before a crowd estimated at 250,000. he marked the start of holy week by encouraging people to be um balance and joyful and to lead simple lives. the pope from argentina announced he'll travel to neighboring brazil in july after the mass he climbed into a pope mobile to move among the crowd showing once again he enjoys connecting with the faithful.