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Cardinal Angelo Comastri places the ashes on the head of Pope Francis (AP)

More than 700 of the 1,142 missionaries attend Ash Wednesday Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis meets the Missionaries of Mercy yesterday (AP)

Francis sends out missionaries of mercy after the blessing and bestowal of ashes in St Peter’s Basilica

Shoppers will be invited to receive the ashes (Photo: CNS)

The Ash Wednesday initiative will remind people ‘that the Christian faith is alive and active in Sunderland’

Pope Francis celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at  Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Francis says crying will make Lenten journey ‘more authentic and without hypocrisy’

Cologne Cathedral in Germany (AP)

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Cardinal George Allencherry and Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday (AP/Saurabh Das)

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Pope Francis receives ashes from Slovakian Cardinal Jozef Tomko during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome (CNS)

Pontiff spoke at Ash Wednesday Mass in Rome

Francis walks in procession to Santa Sabina yesterday (AP)

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A person holds a mock Oscar as Francis arrives for his general audience (AP)

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POPE WALKS NEAR RELICS OF ST. BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS DURING MASS AT VATICAN

It is indicative both of his love for Our Lady and an acknowledgement of his own growing weakness