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The spire from the St Benedict Basilica in Norcia, along with some rubble, has been placed next to the life-sized nativity scene

As Mary is, so all Christians should aspire to be

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

During a morning Mass homily, the Pope prayed for the grace ‘to await Christmas sincerely recognising our wounds and sins’

Displaced Christians are praying for relatives they had to leave behind in Iraq

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An 82-feet-tall Christmas tree was erected in St Peter’s Square last week

Francis spoke in St Peter’s Square on the First Sunday of Advent

The boat ‘represents tradition’ as well as the reality of migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Francis made a surprise visit to the place where St Francis of Assisi created the world’s first Nativity scene