Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Confession purifies hearts

Credit: CNA- Published on February 26, 2020
Vatican City, Feb 26, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis called on Catholics to go to Confession during Lent to experience God’s healing love. 

“We can receive God's forgiveness in the sacrament of Penance because there the fire of God's love consumes the ashes of our sin. The embrace of the Father in...
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Published on February 28, 2020 -  00:57
Pope Francis Cancels Mass in Rome Due to Illness
Pope Francis Cancels Mass in Rome Due to Illness The penitential mass was meant to mark the beginning of Lent. The nature of the 82-year-old pope's illness was not released by the Vatican. The pope was seen sneezing and coughing during the mass on Ash Wednesday. Clergy also refrained from the tradition of kissing the ring of the pontiff. The pope referenced the coronavirus during the mass. Pope Francis, via 'The New York Post' 12 people have died in Italy due to the virus. More than 400 cases have been confirmed in the country.

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