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Pope to Mark Ash Wednesday with Procession and Mass

February 16, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI begins Lent with an ancient Roman Ash Wednesday tradition.
POPE BENEDICT RECEIVES ASHES DURING MASS AT ROME BASILICAThe Holy Father will preside over a penitential procession from the Basilica of St. Anselm to the the Basilica of St. Sabina, where he will celebrate Holy Mass and the blessing and imposition of Ashes.
Join Salt + Light's Pedro Guevara Mann and Alicia Ambrosio for full live coverage, February 17th, at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT, or catch the encore presentation at 8pm ET/9:30pm PT.
You may also want to begin the Lenten season by reading the Holy Father's Lenten Message HERE.  This year the theme of the message is from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans:  The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ (cf. Rm 3, 21-22)
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CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo