Cardinal Tomko signs Pope Benedict XVI forehead with a pinch of ash in St. Sabina Basilica in Rome

 
Cardinal Tomko signs Pope Benedict XVI forehead with a pinch of ash in St. Sabina Basilica in Rome
Cardinal Josef Tomko (R) signs Pope Benedict XVI's forehead with a pinch of ash at Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome February 6, 2008. Pope Benedict led the world's Catholics into the 40-day Lenten season on Wednesday, urging them to practice prayer, fasting, penitence and alms giving. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (ITALY)