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Pope says the example of the Holy Family should inspire all Christian families

Pope prays for those suffering in the Horn of Africa in his Urbi et Orbi address

A figurine of the Christ Child is seen inside St Peter’s Basilica in 2009   CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters

‘The greatest gift is Jesus Christ’

English archbishops and a Scottish cardinal offer their Christmas greetings to readers of the Herald

Print edition 23.12.11

Print edition 23.12.11

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Pope offers Christmas greetings to Vatican officials

Benedict XVI spoke about the meaning of Christmas as well as the importance of being close to Christ throughout the entire year

Benedict XVI visits prison in Rome

Pope laments overcrowding in prisons and tells hundreds of inmates that they are worthy of dignity

Benedict XVI’s Christmas card is unveiled

Pope chooses picture of the Adoration of the Shepherds for Christmas greetings

According to Vatican commentator Andrea Tornielli, Blessed Hildegard of Bingen will be named a Doctor of the Church next October

Print edition 16.12.11

Print edition 16.12.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers. This week, Joseph Pearce writes about Evelyn Waugh’s love for the Old Mass; Stuart Reid considers Cardinal Siri’s edict on women’s trousers; Michael Brendan Dougherty asks if Newt Gingrich will be America’s next Catholic president; Abbot […]