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Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Christ Child as he arrives to celebrate Mass (AP)

Pope celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on feast of the Epiphany

The Magi, as traditionally viewed   CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec

Were the three wise men from China?

The Magi took two years to come from “the east”, far too long to be Babylonia or Persia, opening up the intriguing possibility that Christianity might not be alien to China