Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass - February 13, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI greets Vatican Secretary of State cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as he leads the Ash Wednesday service at the St. Peter's Basilica on February 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Ash Wednesday opens the liturgical 40-day period of Lent, a time of prayer, fasting, penitence and alms giving leading up to Easter.
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