Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of Saint Anselmo prior to walking in procession to the Basilica of Santa Sabina before the Ash Wednesday mass opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for Christians before Holy Week and Ea
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Melissa, no last name given, a VIP hostess and bartender at a Bourbon Street club, jumps on a pile of debris as she walk home with co-workers on Bourbon Street in the early morning of Ash Wednesday, the day af
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, people walk past debris debris on Bourbon Street in the early morning of Ash Wednesday, the day after Mardi Gras, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Mardi Gras produces fun-filled days of merriment, joy and
PHOTO: Cardinal Jozef Tomko, left, makes the sign of the cross with ashes on the forehead of Pope Francis during the Ash Wednesday mass opening Lent, March 1, 2017, at Santa Sabina church in Rome.
A Catholic nun participates in a mass for Ash Wednesday on Feb. 10, 2016, in Cali, Colombia.
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PHOTO: Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves after the mass for Ash Wednesday, opening Lent, the forty-day period of abstinence and deprivation for the Christians, before the Holy Week and Easter, on February 13, 2013 at St Peter's basilica at the Vatican.
PHOTO: Bishop Richard Malone, bishop of Buffalo, speaks to Catholics after distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday during Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
PHOTO: Pope Benedict XVI leads the Ash Wednesday service at the St. Peter's Basilica on February 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.