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IN PHOTOS: Catholic faithful commence this year’s Lenten journey

Ash Wednesday serves as a day of penitential prayer and fasting, with some opting to take a break from public activities

Catholics told to let go of ‘worldly attachment’ as Lent begins

The prelate cautioned against “the delusions of self-righteousness, self-sufficiency, self-entitlement, and self-grandiosity”

UPDATED: One dead, 53 hurt as Philippine church balcony collapses during...

About 400 people were attending mass when the accident occurred at the Saint Peter the Apostle church in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

IN PHOTOS: Burning of palm fronds

Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter Sunday, predominantly observed by Catholics, though many other Christians also participate

Photos: ‘Running Priest’ visits sick, elderly on Ash Wednesday

The priest used to run to bring attention to the issues that he is passionate about, such as human rights and the environment

Manila prelate tells faithful to observe Lent with sincerity, pure intention

“This season is a blessed time for us to turn away from hypocrisy and worldly attachments"

Pope Francis: Free yourself ‘from the dictatorship of full schedules’ 

Pope Francis marked the start of the season of Lent with Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on Rome’s Aventine Hill

‘Makipagkasundo na kayo sa Diyos’

Pinapaalaala ni Hesus na huwag nating gawin ang pag-penitensya para lang mapansin tayo ng mga tao at purihin nila tayo

Photos: ‘Repent and believe in the Gospel’

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting.

Ash Wednesday for Catholics

While the ashes symbolize penance and contrition, they are also a reminder that God is gracious and merciful to those who call on Him

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