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'A new time will come... we will live as before' says Junta's head in Ash Wednesday message

President of the regional government, Juanma Moreno. File photograph.
President of the regional government, Juanma Moreno. File photograph. / EFE
  • The Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno, sent his message at the beginning of Lent - a date that marks the countdown to a Holy Week that, for the second consecutive year, will not take to the streets because of the pandemic

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has sent a message of hope in a Tweet posted on social media today (Ash Wednesday).

The date marks the beginning of Lent and, with it, the countdown to a Holy Week (Semana Santa) that, for the second year in a row, will be celebrated without public processions on the streets of Andalucía due to the coronavirus health crisis.

“A new time will come in which we will live as before. To enjoy life as we always did, the streets, the people, the traditions," said Juanma Moreno on his Twitter account, continuing "Today is Ash Wednesday, today Lent begins. I hope it will be the last one that is so rare and unusual.”