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Los Estudiantes de Oviedo en el diario "Daily Mail"

En marzo de 2013, la Hermandad y Cofradía de Los Estudiantes de Oviedo apareció en el diario británico "Daily Mail", en el artículo referido a la primera misa del Domingo de Ramos de Jorge María Bergoglio como Papa Francisco, el cual llevaba por título "New Pope celebrates his first Palm Sunday Mass watched by 250,000 pilgrims and tourists". 

En el mencionado artículo, y haciendo un breve repaso de las celebraciones del Domingo de Ramos por algunas ciudades del mundo, la capital del Principado de Asturias aparece junto a otras ciudades españolas como Córdoba y Alicante, y fuera de nuestras fronteras junto a Managua, Tegucigalpa e incluso, Jerusalén.

Son dos las fotografías en las que aparece el Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia portado por los Caballeros Legionarios, la primera bajo una lluvia de pétalos, y la segunda, entrando a la Parroquia de San Francisco Javier, y es que el mal tiempo impidió que Los Estudiantes pudieran efectuar su Estación de Penitencia hasta la Santa Iglesia Catedral el Domingo de Ramos de 2013.

New Pope celebrates his first Palm Sunday Mass watched by 250,000 pilgrims and tourists 

Pope Francis marked the start of Holy Week in Rome today
In his address Francis encouraged believers to be loving and unmaterialistic 
250,000 pilgrims, tourists and Italians crowded into St Peter's Square

PUBLISHED: 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 25 March 2013

Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square today, as hundreds of thousands joyfully waved olive branches and palm fronds.

St Peter's Square overflowed with 250,000 pilgrims, tourists and Italians eager to join the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter.

In keeping with his spontaneous style, the first pope from Latin America broke away several times from the text of his prepared homily to encourage the faithful to lead simple lives.

The common touch: Popular Pope Francis kisses a baby in St Peter's square in Rome as part of the Palm Sunday celebration on Sunday

Busy time: Pope Francis will be conducting several public services in Rome in the lead up to Easter Sunday when he will again take mass in St Peter's Square

The Palm Sunday ceremony recalls Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, but the Bible also recounts how he was betrayed by one of his apostles and ultimately sentenced to death on a cross.

Recalling the triumphant welcome into Jerusalem, Pope Francis said Jesus 'awakened so many hopes in the heart, above all among humble, simple, poor, forgotten people, those who don't matter in the eyes of the world'.

Francis then told an off-the-cuff story from his childhood in Argentina.

Blessing: Onlookers thrilled to see Francis handed over their children to be held by him as the 'popemobile' was driven through the crowd

Settling in: Pope Francis appeared at ease in his new role as leader of the Catholic Church, as he gave a thumbs-up to the enthusiastic crowd

Hope: In his homily, Francis made an impassioned plea to the crowd: 'Don't let yourselves be robbed of hope'

'My grandmother used to say, 'children, burial shrouds don't have' pockets'' he told the crowd, in a variation of 'you can't take it with you'.

'Don't let yourselves be robbed of hope! Don't let yourselves be robbed of hope!' Francis told the crowd, in an apparent reference to the economic downturn. 

Since his election on March 13, Francis has put the downtrodden and poor at the centre of his mission as pope, keeping with the priorities of his Jesuit tradition. 

His name, the first time a pope has called himself Francis, was inspired by St Francis of Assisi, who renounced a life of high-living for austere poverty and simplicity to preach Jesus' message to the poor.

Holy Week: Pope Francis met believers after celebrating his first Palm Sunday Mass, which began the lead up to Easter

Commemorative: Some 250,000 faithful Catholics waved olive branches and palm fronds to recall Jesus' entry into Jerusalem

Big turnout: Pilgrims, tourists and locals clambered to see Francis at the Vatican

Francis wore bright red robes over a white cassock as he presided over the Mass at an altar sheltered by a white canopy on the steps of St Peter's Basilica.

Cardinals, many of them among the electors who chose him to be the Roman Catholic church's first Latin American pope, sat on chairs during the outdoor ceremony held on a breezy day in Rome.

In his homily, Francis said Christian joy 'isn't born from possessing a lot of things but from having met Jesus. That same joy should keep people young,' he said.

Spontaneous: The new Pope has a friendly and open approach to meeting the public, prompting many parents to pass their children forward to him

Embrace: The Pope encouraged people to be humble and young at heart as he reached out to children in the crowd

'From seven to 70, the heart doesn't age' if one is inspired by Christian joy, said the 76-year-old pontiff.

Francis said he was joyfully looking forward to welcoming young people to Rio de Janiero for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day. 

At the end of the two-hour Mass, Francis swapped his red vestments for his plain white cassock and climbed into an open-topped 'popemobile' to circle through the excited crowd.

Meet and greet: Bodyguards handed babies up to the Pope, who seemed to enjoy meeting the public - young and old

Outdoor ceremony: Francis blessed the palms under a white canopy, with many of the cardinals who elected him Pope looking on

Solemn: Francis blessed the palms to mark the week leading up to Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday

Pope Francis prays before a papal mass and blesses the crowd as part of the Palm Sunday celebration

He has plans to visit Brazil in July, where he will attend the Catholic youth gathering, say Mass on Copacabana beach and pray at the Christ the Redeemer statue.

So far, that is the first foreign trip on the calendar of Francis' new papacy.

The faithful knelt on hard cobblestones paving the square, and Francis knelt on a wooden kneeler at the point in the Gospel that recounts the moment of Jesus' death.

On Good Friday, Frances will attend the Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum and next Sunday he will conduct Easter Mass.

Rose petals fall over a sculpture of Christ carried by Asturias' Knight Legionaires Brotherhood in Oviedo, Spain

Messiah: The statue of Christ of the Mercy is carried in the Palm Sunday procession in the city of Oviedo in northern Spain

Penitents from the 'Triumphal Arrival of Cordoba' Brotherhood as they leave the church of San Lorenzo to start their Palm Sunday procession in Cordoba, Spain

 Two Nazarenes in the Palm Sunday procession in Alicante, Spain

The distinct conical capirote hood is the uniform of some religious brotherhoods in Spain (left). A Catholic woman (right) attends mass at the Cathedral of Managua in Nicaragua yesterday

 Women wave palm fronds in San Miguel Archangel Cathedral in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Catholic priests carry palm fronds at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City yesterday

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