Philippines observes ‘no-contact’ Ash Wednesday to beat virus

Philippines observes ‘no-contact’ Ash Wednesday to beat virus

The Borneo Post - World·2020-02-27 00:50

MANILA: Filipinos marked Ash Wednesday with a bow and a sprinkling of dust instead of a cross being daubed on their foreheads, as Asia’s bastion of Catholicism guarded against the spread of coronavirus.

Leaders of the Philippine church urged priests to adapt the rite in order to reduce the risk of fanning a contagion that has killed over 2,700, mostly in China.

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