Our Christmas can never be based on past memories alone. It must be for us, in our own day, a present work of the Holy Spirit

The figures will be used in Nativity scenes across Italy this Christmas

As the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem says, we should have a more moderate Christmas

The Pope is only infallible when speaking on faith and morals, ex cathedra

The way Vatican news is reported in the mainstream media has changed drastically since the arrival of Francis

This is a time to prepare for the coming of Christ, not for the coming of Christmas

The image by an unknown artist is drawn from the Vatican Library

An 82ft Bavarian fir tree is already in place ready to mark the beginning of the Holy Year

Nostalgia is something that the laity are looking for at this time of year

Pope Francis’s interview with a homeless man will appear in the Big Issue tomorrow