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Giving without expecting "helps free ourselves" - Pope Francis

Ash Wednesday in Rome. Pope Francis leads a procession through the streets to begin the pre-Easter season of Lent, when Christians are called on to fast, pray and give alms to the needy. Pope Francis, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, says the best way to give is to not expect anything in return. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) POPE FRANCIS, SAYING: "Often today, giving freely is not part of daily life, where everything can be bought and sold, where everything is calculated and measured. Giving without expecting anything in return helps us free ourselves from the obsession of owning things, from the fear of losing what we own, from the sadness of those who do not want to share their well-being with others." Ash Wednesday is the day Christians are reminded of mortality and hear the phrase 'from dust you came and to dust you shall return' as ashes are smudged onto their foreheads. Next Monday, the pope will leave the Vatican with top aides for a

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