By Mark Katic, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

BOSTON (CBS) –  Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week also celebrates the return of Cardinal Sean O’Malley to Boston.

O’Malley was in Rome for the Papal Conclave which selected Pope Francis to lead the church.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports 

A few hundred gathered on Palm Sunday to begin Holy Week and to welcome back O’Malley.

When he addressed the followers, O’Malley compared Pope Francis to the first pope, Peter, saying they have faults but were selected to lead.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Palm Sunday Mass. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Mark Katic)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrates Palm Sunday Mass. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic)

“He’ll help all of us to re-focus on our mission to serve the poor, the sick and the abandoned,” O’Malley said.

After Mass, the cardinal again expressed gratitude that he was not selected to be pope by his peers.

“It’s an awful life. It’s being a prisoner in a museum” O’Malley said. “But that’s not what our pope is about, obviously his ministry is so crucial.”

During Mass, O’Malley said they will be asked to help Pope Francis to spread their faith.


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