Pope Francis Will Return to Making Traditional Ash Wednesday Procession

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Pope Francis will once again celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass in the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome. Last year, he did so in St. Peter’s Basilica due to the pandemic.

The last time Pope Francis was seen making this procession was in February 2020, when the very first cases of COVID were being detected in Italy.

The Ash Wednesday ceremony in Rome usually begins with a procession symbolizing the inner journey towards personal conversion that the Church invites to walk during this period.

It begins from the Basilica of St. Anselm and ends at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on Aventine Hill.Pope Francis’ plans to participate in this tradition once again is a sign that he is keeping his knee problems at bay, and that his schedule is returning to normal.