Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

Pope Francis’ appeal to the younger generation

By Emily Antenucci VATICAN CITY — A warm sun and clear blue skies made for the perfect atmosphere at the papal audience today, where Pope Francis spoke about this first week of Lent. Posters, flags, flowers, hats and more were … Continue reading

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Fast facts for fasting and Lent

VATICAN CITY — Ash Wednesday today begins the penitential season of Lent. Today and Good Friday are the two days of the year when the church requires fasting and abstinence for Catholics. Fridays during Lent are also obligatory days of … Continue reading

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