Carol Monaghan said that most people did not know what the symbol meant

The new instructions were released on Tuesday by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Francis sends out missionaries of mercy after the blessing and bestowal of ashes in St Peter’s Basilica

Cardinal Jozef Tomko places ashes on Benedict XVI’s forehead at the start of Lent

After all, the mighty are being put down from their seats and the humble exalted