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How Hypocrisy Has Overtaken Godliness During Lenten Season

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On Ash Wednesday Christians go to church to receive ash on their foreheads. It is often a day of fasting. The receiving of ashes has a long tradition in the Church.

Pope Francis, while celebrating Ash Wednesday at the Dominican-run Basilica of Santa Sabina in 2015, he described Lent as a journey of purification and penance – a movement that should bring one tearfully back to the loving arms of the merciful Father.

There could never have been a better time to preach this message but on Ash Wednesday, the day when all Christians walk around with the sign of the cross on their foreheads:
those two smudge-strokes of ash made by the fronds burned from the last Palm Sunday. It is to mark the beginning of Lent, which, some commentators argue, is equally, to mark the season of hypocrisy.     Continue reading How Hypocrisy Has Overtaken Godliness During Lenten Season

Pope Makes Historic Visit To Rome Anglican Church

Pope Francis attended a service at the All Saints’ Church in Rome on Sunday, February 26, becoming the first pontiff in history to visit an Anglican church in the Italian capital.

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