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Marcos prays for nation's 'quiet reflection' as Filipinos observe Ash Wednesday

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is hoping for a "quiet reflection" for Filipinos as he tweets about the start of the Lenten season with the observance of Ash Wednesday. 

"We pray for our nation’s quiet reflection... As we prepare for the season of Lent, may the love of Christ inspire us to endure and faithfully continue our service to others," said Marcos on his twitter account. 

The application of ash on Catholics’ foreheads signals the beginning of Lenten season which lasts around 40 days and culminates on Easter Sunday, which falls on April 9 this year. 

The Archdiocese of Manila had issued a circular stating that it will resume the practice of Ash Wednesday, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. —Anna Felicia Bajo/ VAL, GMA Integrated News