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Why The Pope Is Urging People To 'Give Back' While They 'Give Up' During Lent

Pope Francis leads a mass on February 15, 2015 at St. Peter's basilica in Vatican. Pope Francis announced yesterday that he w
Pope Francis leads a mass on February 15, 2015 at St. Peter's basilica in Vatican. Pope Francis announced yesterday that he will elevate four women to sainthood in May, all nuns who lived in the 19th century and founded Catholic orders -- one French, one Italian and two Palestinians. The canonisation will take place on May 17, the pope announced at the end of a consistory, or a meeting of cardinals, at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholics and Christians around the world observe Lent by giving things up they enjoy as a sacrifice. But Pope Francis is urging believers to take it a step further and give back. We discuss the importance of service during this time of reflection.

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