Vatican alters Ash Wednesday rite over Covid concerns
January 12, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The Vatican has altered the traditional Ash Wednesday ritual for this year, to minimize contact between the priest and members of the congregation. Rather than praying over each person, the priest will say that prayer—“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”—once, and then silently sprinkle ashes on the head of each person.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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