Pope Francis Waves to Crowd Gathered for Palm Sunday Mass

Pope Francis waved at the crowd in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican on Sunday, April 2, just a day after he was discharged from hospital.

Video filmed by Vince Kaars shows the pope waving at members of the crowd gathered in the square ahead of Palm Sunday Mass.

Pope Francis began the start of Holy Week be leading the Catholic service, followed by a recitation of the Angels prayer, Vatican News reported. He offered a special blessing to a peace caravan that left Italy to bring humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, the outlet said.

Francis was hospitalized at the Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic in Rome on Wednesday and was discharged Saturday after being treated for bronchitis. Credit: Vince Kaars via Storyful