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Lent is about eternal rewards, not appearances, says Pope Francis

The pope said that the rite of receiving ashes was an “austere sign, which leads us to reflect on the transience of our human condition”

Pope Francis says Lent time for ‘conversion and interior renewal’

Pope Francis reminded pilgrims gathered in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall that March 2 is a global day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine

Photos: ‘Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your...

March 2, 2022, Ash Wednesday, marked the beginning of the “new normal” in the Philippine capital and 38 other areas in the country

Filipinos observe Ash Wednesday as COVID restrictions eased

Most COVID-19 restrictions were scrapped this week after a sharp drop in infections and increased vaccinations

Manila prelate calls on faithful to fast, use savings to feed...

Third year into the COVID-19 pandemic, poor families have yet to recover from unemployment and the hunger and malnutrition that came with it

Filipinos allowed to receive ashes on forehead as COVID-19 health restrictions...

The Episcopal Commission on Liturgy of the bishops’ conference said priests are now allowed to put ashes on the foreheads of churchgoers

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”

Pope Francis calls for global ‘day of prayer’ for Ukraine on...

The pope’s comments came after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would recognize the breakaway Ukrainian regions

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