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Fr Jeffrey Steenson will lead the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter

Highlights include the Pope’s first tweet and World Youth Day in Madrid

A student waves the Mexican flag at yesterday's general audience (CNS)

Benedict XVI will make four-day visit to the country

Benedict XVI delivers the Urbi et Orbi message (AP)

Pope says Jesus is ‘the hand God extends to humanity’

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

Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for minorities and a Catholic, was ambushed, shot and killed by gunmen on March 2

Ten amazing Catholics of the year

Mary O’Regan profiles 10 Catholics around the world who showed extraordinary courage, skill and determination during 2011

The Church of the Gesù, where St Gaspar prayed to St Francis Xavier

St Gaspar del Bufalo (December 28)

Beyond the tinsel of Christmas

Beyond the tinsel of Christmas

The Nativity of the Lord: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-1
Mary, the Mother of God: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21

Daily readings: December 25 – January 7

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms