Pope Francis poses for pictures at the end of a Palm Sunday service in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, April 13, 2014.
Gregorio Borgia—AP
By Sam Frizell
April 13, 2014

Pope Francis proved Sunday that the selfie craze is here to stay when he posed for them with young eager photographers after his Palm Sunday Homily.

The pope spoke entirely off-the-cuff during his Palm Sunday address, ignoring his prepared homily and calling on people to look into their own hearts to see how they’re living their lives. He cited Judas and Pontius Pilate as warning examples during his homily, the Associated Press reports.

After the address, Pope Francis boarded his specially-designed popemobile, and riding through a dense crowd, noticed a group of Polish youths clamoring for a selfie with the religious leader. Pope Francis, who has sought to reconnect the Church with everyday and marginalized people, hopped off his open-topped vehicle and obliged the request.

Francis made waves with his first selfie last summer, and has taken several more since then.

[AP]

 

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