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Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: ‘Let us return to God with...

“There, where so many fears, feelings of guilt, and sin are lurking, precisely there the Lord has descended to heal and cleanse you.”

IN PHOTOS: Catholic faithful commence this year’s Lenten journey

Ash Wednesday serves as a day of penitential prayer and fasting, with some opting to take a break from public activities

UPDATED: One dead, 53 hurt as Philippine church balcony collapses during...

About 400 people were attending mass when the accident occurred at the Saint Peter the Apostle church in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

5 ways to observe St. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday

How can dating Catholic couples and spouses observe both Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday on the same day?

IN PHOTOS: Burning of palm fronds

Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter Sunday, predominantly observed by Catholics, though many other Christians also participate

Photos: ‘Running Priest’ visits sick, elderly on Ash Wednesday

The priest used to run to bring attention to the issues that he is passionate about, such as human rights and the environment

Pope Francis: Free yourself ‘from the dictatorship of full schedules’ 

Pope Francis marked the start of the season of Lent with Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on Rome’s Aventine Hill

In northern Philippine town, faithful drink, dance before Ash Wednesday

The tradition traces its roots to the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines when Spanish missionaries celebrate “Shrove Tuesday”

Photos: ‘Repent and believe in the Gospel’

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting.

Manila archdiocese reverts to imposition of ashes during Ash Wednesday observance

“We will revert to the imposition of ashes on the forehead of the faithful,” read the letter of instruction released by the archdiocese

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