The Roman Catholic Bishopric of Bucharest on Sunday will be staging a Palm Sunday procession in which Roman Catholic believers, priests, nuns and monks of Bucharest City and environs are expected to take part.
The Press Office of the Roman Catholic Bishopric of Bucharest on Friday reported that the procession, to be led by Metropolitan Bishop of Bucharest Ioan Robu starts at 14:00hrs, local, with a brief moment of prayer and the blessing of palm branches in the Mons. Vladimir Ghika Square, close to the Sacre Coeur French Church, close to the Aviators’ Statue.
The celebrants will then start their walk on Aviatorilor Boulevard down to Victoriei Road, General Berthelot Street, up to the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Young people fronting the procession will be carrying a Cross of the World Youth Day.
At the end of the procession, around 15:00hrs, at the St Joseph Cathedral, Metropolitan Archbishop Ioan Robu will hold a church service.
On Palm Sunday, the Roman Catholics also celebrate the World Youth Day.
Created by Pope John Paul II in 1985, the World Youth Day is this year in its 30th edition.
For the Catholic believers, taking part in the Palm Sunday procession and church service is a way of testifying their faith and unity with all the Catholics of Romania and the entire world.