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Topic: Ash Wednesday

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Pope receives ashes at the Basilica of Santa Sabina

Cardinal Jozef Tomko places ashes on Benedict XVI’s forehead at the start of Lent

Ash Wednesday: Pope explains Lent

During general audience, Pope Benedict XVI explains the meaning of placing ashes on one’s forehead

Don’t rub off your ashes, urges bishop

Bishop Kieran Conry says wearing of ashes is a ‘wonderful’ chance for people to show their commitment to Christ