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Christians celebrate Ash Wednesday with coronavirus twist

Church officials are sprinkling ashes atop a person's head while wearing face masks and following other COVID protocols because of the coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2021, 11:12 AM

Updated 1,217 days ago

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Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent for Christians around the world.
But it’s different this year amid the pandemic.
Normally, many Christians would have ashes put on their foreheads in the sign of the cross.
But this year, church officials are sprinkling ashes atop a person's head while wearing face masks and following other COVID protocols because of the coronavirus.


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