Pope Francis delivered the Urbi et Orbi message from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica

The Pope’s homily from Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica

The Pontiff has celebrated the traditional Midnight Mass at St Peter’s Basilica

Francis offered pre-Christmas greetings to Vatican workers and their family members at the Paul VI hall

‘In Iraq, we will celebrate the birth of Christ in silence and tears,’ said Patriarch Sako of Baghdad

Everyday Saints and Other Stories recounts how a student and his friends turned to religion

The Pope gave his annual talk to the Curia on Monday

Take a look inside our Christmas edition

Even when you know that elderly isolation is a problem in Britain, the statistics are still heartbreaking

Our Christian duty in January is clear, we must carry on celebrating