Archbishop Longley, praising a Nativity exhibition, says story ‘needs to be retold’

Christmas has become so debased in Britain perhaps it should be renamed to avoid confusion with the real thing

Smith met Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square last year

The booze fast is not just about saving our livers; people have a need for feasts and fasts

People who only very rarely go to Mass must find their annual or biennial trip to Church alienating and confusing

Francis prays for peace in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan in Urbi et Orbi message

Holy Father says Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness

Love and tenderness is at the heart of the Christmas season, Pope Francis said

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Benedict XVI says Christians cannot collude with anything that undermines ‘noble vision of human destiny’