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Cardinal Tagle Joins Pope Francis for Ash Wednesday Mass

by Margaux Salcedo


Cardinal-Prefect Luis Antonio Tagle, formerly Archbishop of Manila, now head of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples or Propaganda Fide joined Pope Francis for Ash Wednesday mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina, alongside other cardinals.


Cardinal Tagle joins Pope Francis for Ash Wednesday mass. | #DominusEstLent2020
Cardinal Tagle joins Pope Francis for Ash Wednesday mass. | #DominusEstLent2020

Following an ancient Ash Wednesday tradition, Pope Francis began the 'stational' liturgy at the church of Sant'Anselmo before leading a penitential procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill where he celebrated mass.


Cardinal Tagle joins Pope Francis for Ash Wednesday mass. | #DominusEstLent2020
Cardinal Tagle and other Cardinals join Pope Francis for Ash Wednesday mass. | #DominusEstLent2020

WE ARE DUST LOVED BY GOD


Pope Francis receives ashes | #DominusEstLent2020
Pope Francis receives ashes | #DominusEstLent2020

Pope Francis in his homily emphasized once again love: "We are dust in the universe. Yet we are dust loved by God," His Holiness said.


He added that we are dust that contains God's dreams. "We are the dust of the earth, upon which God has poured out his heaven, the dust that contains his dreams. We are God's hope, his treasure and his glory."


He emphasized that while we are dust, if we