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Pope Francis holds the book of the gospels as he leads the Christmas night Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 24, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis – Christmas Held Hostage

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and...


Posted 25 December 2016 by
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Urbi et Orbi message was delivered on Christmas Day in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.

Urbi et Orbi – December 25 2016

Pope Francis Shares Message of Hope VATICAN – The Pope has delivered his annual Christmas message. Pope Francis gave his traditional Christmas message and the Apostolic Blessing “Urbi et Orbi” to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square and...


Posted 25 December 2015 by
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The Vatican is set for Christmas

Vatican Ready for Christmas

Vatican lights up for Christmas celebrations VATICAN – The Vatican was bathed in an array of new lights on Friday (December 19) as it kicked off its annual Christmas celebrations. The lighting of the tree in St. Peter’s Square,...


Posted 20 December 2014 by
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