A Carnival float of Pope Francis and the "bishop of bling"

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For those of us who grew up in Catholic regions where Carnival, Karneval, or Mardi Gras is a big deal, it always seems a little strange to get to Ash Wednesday without having had any big and crazy festivities, parades, and parties—to drive out the winter and the devil—before the Lenten season starts.