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The fuss we make about giving up sweets seems ridiculous when a billion Muslims aren’t even drinking water. Catholics once took abstinence seriously

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My daughter’s primary school is brilliant at upholding a Catholic ethos

During Lent we should seek to return to him with a whole heart, the Pope said in a morning homily

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During his Angelus address, Pope Francis told Catholics that Lent is a chance to draw near to Jesus

Pope Francis uses incense during a Lenten penance service in St Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis was one of 95 priests and bishops listening to confessions and granting absolution

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

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