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The Last Judgment (Michelangelo)

Let us live today, whatever problems it might bring, so as to be ready to greet him when he comes

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is depicted in a modern painting by Stephen B Whatley, an expressionist artist based in London (CNS)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says that the sacrament of marriage is a ‘great act of faith’

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St Peter's Square today (PA)

Pope Francis made the appeal during his general audience today

Santa Claus: a commercialised symbol of Christmas (Photo: PA)

Or does that lessen the wonder and magic of Christmas?

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year: Wisdom 9:13-18; Phil 9-10 & 12-17; Lk 14:25-33