Ash Wednesday Kicks Off 40 Days of Lent

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SCRANTON — Christians around the globe mark Ash Wednesday today.

Parishioners at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton received ashes on their foreheads.

The Lenten tradition is a sign of the person’s mortality.

Bishop Joseph Bambera from the Catholic Diocese of Scranton led the mass.

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent before Easter.