Pope Francis’ Lenten Message 2017

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“Lent is a favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ in His Word, in the Sacrament, and in our neighbors,” says the Royal Pontiff, Pope Francis, in his Lenten Message for 2017, released on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, a day Catholics around the world begin the observance of the Lent.

Below is his full message.