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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on Ash Wednesday

Today, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in the United States and around the world in marking Ash Wednesday.  Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and renewal – a chance to recommit to loving and serving one another, and to deepen our faith in preparation for the Easter celebration to come.