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CHRISTMAS WITH POPE FRANCIS • At the Mass Pope Francis presided at 21:30 Roman time in St. Peter’s Basilica, he explained the real meaning of Christmas: “If we want to celebrate Christmas authentically, we need to contemplate this sign: the frail simplicity of a tiny newborn child, the meekness with which he is placed in a manger, the tender affection with which he is wrapped in his swaddling clothes. That is where God is.” “The newborn Child challenges us. He calls us to leave behind fleeting illusions and to turnRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • Epiphany of the Lord, “Christmas that reaches out” Francis recalled that on Christmas night, Jesus revealed himself to the shepherds, the first to bring a little warmth to that cold grotto. Then the Magi arrived from a faraway land, also mysteriously attracted by that Child. He added that the shepherds and the Magi are very different but they are united by the heavens, because they all cast their eyes to the sky, saw a sign, listened to his message and followed him. Fr. Joseph Kentenich oftenRead More