No touching: Covid leaves its mark on Ash Wednesday in Latin America

Feb 18, 2021, 07:15 PM(IST) WION Video Team
The pandemic has left its mark on churches in Mexico and Colombia, with a no touching rule in place on Ash Wednesday (February 17). In pre-pandemic times priests would apply ash to the foreheads of faithful in the sign of a cross, on a day that marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period of prayer and fasting for faithful.
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