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Church asks parishioners to give up phones for Lent

Posted: 12:21 PM, Mar 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-02 20:21:58Z

An archbishop in Connecticut asked his parishioners to give up their cell phones for Lent.

Rev. Steven Boguslawski came up with the idea a few months ago and told Archbishop Leonard Blair of the Hartford Archdiocese about it.

He agreed and the church began making plans to ask more than 540,000 parishioners to give up their cell phones.

However, they realize that it might be unrealistic for Roman Catholics to give up their cell phones for the entire duration of Lent. So, they suggested that parishioners put down their phones on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

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