The Pope’s Christmas Homily

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SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD PAPAL MASS HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Vatican Basilica Monday, 24 December 2018 Joseph with Mary his spouse, went up “to the city of David called Bethlehem” (Lk 2:4). Tonight, we too, go to Bethlehem, there to discover the mystery of Christmas. Bethlehem: the name means house of bread. In…

Our Holy Father’s letter to our bishops on retreat

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Pope Francis Calls for ‘Renewed and Decisive Approach to Resolving Conflicts’ Letter to US Bishops on Spiritual Retreat Near Chicago To the Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Dear Brothers, During my meeting on 13 September last with the officers of your Conference of Bishops, I suggested that together you make a…

Being apart at Christmas

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Pope Francis Offers Hope for Families to Spend Christmas Together Those Who Must be Apart are not Forgotten by God Pope Francis on December 23, 2018, offered his hope that families will be together at Christmas but assured those who must be away from their families that their Heavenly Father does not forget them. His…

A Christmas message

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‘Enkindle in Every Heart the Warmth & Tenderness of Christmas,’ Urges Pope Ahead of Vatican’s Christmas Concert, Reminds Christmas is Always New, as It Invites Us to Be Reborn in Faith & to Open Ourselves to Hope Pope Francis gave this encouragement today in the Vatican to the artists, promoters, and organizers of the Vatican…