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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

Archbishop Fisher was hospitalised after contracting Guillain-Barré syndrome, a condition that affects the nervous system

Learn from baby Jesus, Pope says

People can ‘make baby Jesus smile by demonstrating our love and our joy because he is among us’

Pope Francis delivered his Urbi et Orbi message from St Peter’s Basilica