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Cardinal Dolan Talks Pope, Mortality on Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cardinal Dolan talks to press after mass on Ash Wednesday. (Brigid Bergin/WNYC)

Hundreds of Catholics packed the pews of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in midtown Manhattan for noon mass today on this Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.

WNYC's Colby Hamilton says Cardinal Timothy Dolan invoked the lives of two men in his homily, including Pope Benedict the XVI who will resign at the end of the month.

Cardinal Dolan talked about mortality. He connected both Mayor Koch - who recently passed away -- and Pope Benedict, noting that both of them recently acknowledged that they were close to death, but saying that both of them didn't fear it. He said that's what Ash Wednesday is all about. Recognizing your mortality.

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