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Pope Francis spreads incense on the statue of Baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate a Mass for families (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Learn from baby Jesus, Pope says

People can ‘make baby Jesus smile by demonstrating our love and our joy because he is among us’

Flooding in Missouri (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Britain, the United States and South America have all suffered from extreme weather

The priest was using the hoverboard during Mass (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Priest says the suspension is ‘a wake-up call’ for him

Pope Francis tries to keep warm during this morning's general audience (AP)

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Mass at the Southern Cathedral, Beijing, on Christmas Eve (AP)

2015 has been even worse than previous year for persecution

Some oft Thomas Becket's relics found their way to Hungary

Relics of St Thomas Becket are kept at Estergom, Hungary

Pope Francis named the new bishop for the Scottish diocese yesterday (AP)

The see, in the west of Scotland, has been vacant since April 2014

A Syrian refugee stands next to a boy inside his tent in late September at the Faydha refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley (CNS photo/Nabil Mounzer, EPA)

Tiny country has 1.5m Syrians on to of 500,000 Palestinians from previous conflicts

Mgr Lynn was the first American Catholic official to be charged with child endangerment (AP)

Pennsylvania Superior Court has thrown out Mgr William Lynn’s conviction for child endangerment

Pope Francis leaves at the end of the Mass for families (AP)

Francis urges parents to bless their children at the beginning and end of each day