Mar 17

Pope Benedict called on Catholics to examine whether worldly desires had corrupted their faith, as he commemorated Palm Sunday before a crowd holding palm fronds and olive branches.

In a service to mark Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem a week before being crucified, Pope Benedict asked the faithful to remember that greed was also a form of idolatry that could creep into their daily life.

“Is our faith pure and open enough?” said the Pope, seated on a dais in front of St. Peter’s basilica, wearing red, gold and white vestments. “Do we perhaps let idols, through various means, enter in the world of our faith?”

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