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On Ash Wednesday, Pope Urges World to Slow Down, Think Peace

In keeping with tradition, Pope Francis marked Ash Wednesday by leading a procession on Rome's Aventine Hill before celebrating mass in the Basilica of Saint Sabina. Leading the world's Catholics into the season of Lent, Francis urged the faithful to slow down and rediscover the power of silence. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Christian holy season of Lent, which runs until Easter, and Pope Francis held his traditional Mass in the 1,600-year-old Basilica of Santa Sabina. A...

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