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Pope Francis Opens Holy Week At Vatican

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Thousands of worshipers gathered at Saint Peter's Square Sunday as Pope Francis opened the holy week at the Vatican.

The new pope held his first Palm Sunday Mass in front of more than 200,000 people.

During the mass, the pope encouraged the faithful to lead simple lives.

Palm Sunday is the sixth and the last Sunday of Lent and occurs on the Sunday before Easter.

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