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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/02/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/02/15

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pontiff spoke at Ash Wednesday Mass in Rome

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

Benedict XVI was the only person able to hold back tears during his last Mass as pope at St Peter’s Basilica

The Pope celebrated an emotional last Mass for the distribution of the ashes, kissing the basilica’s altar for the last time

He says the true disciple does not ‘seek applause or approval’