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The Pope said his Christmas message ‘goes out to the ends of the earth to reach all peoples, especially those scarred by war’

In his Urbi et Orbi blessing, the Pope called for an end to the fighting in Syria and other war-torn countries

Christians must avoid being ‘concerned for gifts but cold toward those who are marginalised’

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In the birthplace of Christianity, the different calendars used by churches mean that Christmas comes more than once a year

The modern tendency is to start and end Christmas early. Let’s return to our roots and celebrate until Candlemas

The ‘king’ of Tory island said the small community was extremely grateful

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/12/16

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Mgr Vallejo was found guilty of passing confidential documents to journalists

The German Bishops’ Conference has called for a ‘Day of Prayer for Harassed and Persecuted Christians’, scheduled for December 26