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Topic: Christmas

Dry January – it’s all a substitute for Christianity

The booze fast is not just about saving our livers; people have a need for feasts and fasts

Mass at Christmas should be aimed primarily at semi-believers and even unbelievers

People who only very rarely go to Mass must find their annual or biennial trip to Church alienating and confusing

Let God’s tenderness warm you, Pope says in Christmas address

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

Full text of Pope Francis’s homily at Christmas night Mass at St Peter’s

Holy Father says Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness

Prepare for Christmas through silence, says Pope

Love and tenderness is at the heart of the Christmas season, Pope Francis said

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Pope says in Financial Times article: Christians are compelled to resist incursions of state

Benedict XVI says Christians cannot collude with anything that undermines ‘noble vision of human destiny’

‘The greatest gift is Jesus Christ’

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

Pope explains meaning of Christmas during general audience

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

Children make a joyful noise before Christmas

Children from Holy Rosary Primary School in Wolverhampton were full of energy before their carol service