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Pope celebrates last public Mass as pontiff

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his last public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services inside the packed St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Looking tired, the 85-year-old Benedict was wheeled down the central aisle as a choir sang, preceded by dozens of cardinals. Ash Wednesday...

3 years 1 month ago

Catholics world-wide observe Ash Wednesday

Catholics in Pueblo and around the world observed Ash Wednesday today. Bishop Fernando Isern lead services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pueblo. Parishoners received ashes in the sign of the cross on their foreheads to symbolize their willingness to do penance for sins. Ash Wednesday...

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