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Pope celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in hospital

 This afternoon Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls, released the following statement to journalists: "This morning the Holy Father presided at the concelebration of Ash Wednesday Mass in his hospital room. Ashes blessed by the Holy Father were placed on him by the first of the concelebrants. John Paul II invited his personal physician, Dr Renato Buzzonetti and the other doctors caring for him to the rite." Source: VIS