Mangaluru, April 05, 2020: Churches across the district bear the brunt of Coronavirus lockdown on Palm Sunday, April 05, 2020. This the first time ever, a situation have come that prompted to forego Palm Sunday Mass throughout the country.
Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, the Bishop of Mangalore conducted the Palm Sunday service at the altar of Rosario cathedral for the congregation today. It was telecasted for the faithful at 11-45 AM.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy Week for the Christian community all over the world. The Palm Sunday service is to commemorate Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, when palm branches were laid out on his path, before his arrest and crucifixion on Good Friday. The holy week culminates with Easter Sunday